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On April 24, a bill relating to lobbying activities by political subdivisions was introduced into the Iowa Senate. Senate Bill 639 would enact new statutes concerning political subdivisions contracting with or otherwise compensating a person to lobby on behalf of […]

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Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for Senate District 30. The special election has been called to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of State Sen. Jeff Danielson. After serving 15 years with the Iowa Senate, Danielson has […]

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Republicans retained control of the Iowa House, Senate, and governor’s office in Tuesday’s election. However, Iowans flipped two U.S. House seats from Republican to Democrat. Democrats Abby Finkenauer defeated incumbent Rod Blum for the District 1 seat and Cindy Axne […]

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The 2018 Iowa legislative session adjourned sine die May 5, 2018. The state budget passed both houses and a tax reform bill will cut income taxes by an average of 10 percent. Gov. Kim Reynolds will have 30 days to […]

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Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for Senate District 25. The special election has been called to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of State Sen. Bill Dix. Dix resigned after videos of the married lawmaker kissing a […]

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The majority leader of the Iowa Senate, Sen. Bill Dix, resigned on Monday, March 12. Dix resigned from his Senate District 25 seat after videos of the married lawmaker kissing a lobbyist were posted on Iowa Starting Line, a left-leaning […]

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The Iowa General Assembly has implemented a new lobbyist reporting application for the upcoming session. A training class for the new application is being offered on several different dates. Interested parties may reserve a seat by emailing helpdesk@legis.iowa.gov or by […]

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Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for Senate District 3. The special election has been called to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of State Sen. Bill Anderson. In September, Anderson accepted a job as the director of […]

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Gov. Kim Reynolds stated she will decide whether to call a special session of the Iowa Legislature in September. A special session may be needed to fix state budgetary shortfalls. Reynolds has the authority to transfer money from the cash […]

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Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for House District 82. The special election has been called to fill the vacancy left by the passing of State Rep. Curt Hanson. Hanson was serving his fifth term when he lost his […]

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May 30, 2017  •  

Iowa Gets New Governor

Gov. Kim Reynolds has been sworn in as Iowa’s 43rd governor. Reynolds filled the vacancy left by former Gov. Terry Branstad’s ambassadorship to China. Reynolds will serve as governor through the end of 2018. Photo of Gov. Kim Reynolds from […]

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Gov. Terry Branstad has called a special election to fill the state House seat left vacant by the passing of state Rep. Greg Forristall. The special election will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The winner of the special election […]

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April 27, 2017  •  

Iowa Adjourns Sine Die

The Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 22, 2017.  Legislators approved a state budget of $7.293 billion, effective for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. Gov. Terry Branstad must sign or veto any bills received in the […]

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Gov. Terry Branstad called a special election for House District 89. Democrat Jim Lykam resigned after winning the Senate District 45 seat previously held by Sen. Joe Seng, who passed away on September 16, 2016. The special election for House […]

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