Category Archives: Iowa Legislature

By George! The Iowa Senate And The 1st Amendment

From the YouTube intro: Podcast By George 269 subscribers SUBSCRIBE Further restricting First Amendment Rights in the Heartland! It’s not by accident – it’s by design. Is the GOP afraid of notepads and microphones? Find out on this #PodcastByGeorge.  See … Continue reading

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About That State Surplus

Kim Reynolds gave the “State of the State” address the other night. One of her points of pride during the speech was her claim that Iowa’s budget was $1.25 Billion to the good. Of course it was a center point … Continue reading

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Start With The Schools

Republicans in the Iowa legislature are best to start with the schools. That is, choke funding, limit collective bargaining with union employees, restrict local control during a pandemic, and control the curriculum, especially as it pertains to racial equity. If … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs Rhonda Martin For State Senate

District 20 Candidate Faces Brad Zaun Donate here   One of the most extreme right members of the Iowa legislature is State Senator Brad Zaun of Iowa’s 20th senatorial district in the northwest portion of Polk County.  Zaun has been … Continue reading

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Kelcey Brackett – A Good Pick Up Opportunity in HD 91

Kelcey Brackett for Iowa House District 91 MtcSatpyuuonsorel 1id ·  I am proud to share that today I received notification from the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President Ken Sagar that I have received their endorsement. This is of particular significance … Continue reading

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Simple And Easy Change Or Voter Suppression?

As chair of the Iowa House State Government Committee, Representative Bobby Kaufmann was quick to get out into the newspapers in his district to explain the last minute dealings regarding voting process as the second session of the 88th Iowa … Continue reading

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Tom Courtney Is Running Again!

And now we move down to the lower levels of the election. At this level legislative action directly affects your life as they pass legislation that directly affects your taxes, whether you can return soda containers and other things like … Continue reading

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Flipping The Iowa House Is A Team Sport

After winning the June 2 primary election in Iowa House District 85, Christina Bohannan got straight to work raising campaign funds. Not for herself, but for other house candidates who might use the help. She kicked off a fundraising campaign … Continue reading

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Partisan Priorities At The Statehouse

Todd Prichard <slundry@iowademocrats.org> After a long weekend, the Iowa legislature finally adjourned for the year last Sunday afternoon. I was proud of the work our Legislative Black Caucus did in the final days of the legislative session to pass reforms and … Continue reading

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Why Iowans Need To Follow What Happens In Wisconsin

This will be a very short post. Just want to make certain that Iowans understand that we must keep an eye on what is happening in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Kansas.  The time when our … Continue reading

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