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May 25, 2022  •  

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The regular session of the 89th Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 25, over a month past their target end date of April 19. During the session, lawmakers passed House File 2526, prohibiting private money from being used […]

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The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted unanimously to issue an advisory opinion classifying political donations in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum as in-kind contributions. Candidates may accept payments but must report the cash value and the donor’s name, […]

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election on December 14 to fill the Senate District 1 vacancy caused by the resignation of Sen. Zach Whiting. Whiting resigned effective October 30 to take a job with the conservative think tank, […]

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The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 28 after a one-day session in which lawmakers passed the second redistricting plan after rejecting the first one in a special session on October 5. The plan passed the Senate 48-1, with one […]

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a second special legislative session on October 28 to consider a second set of maps as part of the redistricting process. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) will release a second […]

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The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 5 after a one-day session in which lawmakers voted to reject the redistricting plan and passed a resolution outlining their concerns with the plan to be sent to the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency […]

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for House District 29 on October 12 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Wes Breckenridge on September 10. There is no primary, and candidates will be nominated directly […]

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

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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Former Iowa state Sen. Rita Hart withdrew her challenge in a U.S. House race she lost to Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes. Miller-Meeks was certified by the Iowa State Board of Canvassers as the winner after a full […]

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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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