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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a special legislative session on October 5 to consider and enact a plan of legislative and congressional districting. This does not affect lobbyist reporting.

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Iowa Republican Mike Bousselot beat Democrat Andrea Phillips by 377 votes to win the special election for House District 37. The seat became vacant in July following the death of Rep. John Landon. Republicans now hold a 59-40 lead in […]

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September 9, 2021  •  

Iowa Rep. Wes Breckenridge Resigns

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Rep. Wes Breckenridge is resigning from the Iowa House effective September 10 after taking a job at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Breckenridge has represented House District 29 since 2016. Iowa law requires a special election to be called within […]

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to schedule a special election for House District 37 on September 14 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. John Landon on July 29, 2021. Iowa law requires a special […]

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May 20, 2021  •  

Iowa Adjourns Sine Die

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The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die May 19 after being in session for 129 days. Lawmakers remained in session past their original adjournment date of April 30 to reach a consensus on a tax cut package. Other legislation passed during […]

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Republican Adrian Dickey won the special election to fill the vacant Senate District 41 seat. Dickey will fill the seat for the two years remaining in the four-year term of former Sen. Marianette Miller-Meeks. Miller-Meeks resigned after winning a seat […]

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A special election for Iowa Senate District 41 is scheduled for January 26. Gov. Kim Reynolds called the special election to fill the vacancy left by newly elected Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who stepped down last month. Following a recount, Miller-Meeks […]

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Voters opposed holding a convention to explore proposals for changes to the state constitution. This question automatically appears on the ballot every ten years pursuant to Article X, Section 3 of the Iowa Constitution. As of Wednesday morning, with 92% […]

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June 15, 2020  •  

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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Following a nearly two-and-a-half-month interruption, the Iowa Legislature adjourned the 88th General Assembly sine die on Sunday after a marathon overnight debate. This debate ends a two-week session shortened by the coronavirus pandemic and recent protests. In addition to the […]

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The Iowa Legislative Council extended the suspension of the 88th General Assembly’s 2020 regular session until 9:00 a.m. June 3. This comes due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and could only change if the adjournment is shortened or further extended […]

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April 20, 2020  •  

Iowa Filing Deadlines Remain Unchanged

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The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board issued a reminder for campaign disclosure report due dates. Reports for the period of January 1 through May 14 are due no later than 4:30 pm on May 19. Although the board is […]

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The Legislative Council of Iowa met virtually to suspend the legislative session until April 30. The council makes rules when the legislative body isn’t in session. The suspension comes due to concerns over the increasing number of coronavirus cases in […]

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The Legislature passed a concurrent resolution to provide for an extended adjournment of the 2020 regular session of the 88th General Assembly. The extended adjournment is due to public health concerns over COVID-19. Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 provides upon the […]

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March 16, 2020  •  

Iowa Suspends Legislative Session

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On Sunday, the Iowa House and Senate announced the legislative session will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days due to concerns over COVID-19. The House and Senate will convene today at the regular scheduled time to consider resolutions […]

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