You don’t have to look far to understand why Republicans don’t trust the media. For decades, mass media has peed on the heads of Republicans, insisted it was raining, and then blamed the rain on Republicans.
Thanks to Iowa’s 2018 tax reform law, in 2021, the corporate tax rate will fall to 9.8 percent which will match, Minnesota’s rate. Iowa’s corporate rate will have four brackets, ranging from 9.8 percent to 5.5 percent. However, even at 9.8 percent, Iowa’s rate will still be one of the highest in the nation. South Dakota, Iowa’s neighbor, foregoes taxing individual or corporate income which makes it far more economically competitive. The 2020 National Movers Study ranked (4th) South Dakota in the top five states for inbound residents, while Iowa received a much lower rank at 23rd.
Gobble says that the caucus will continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Iowa’s families and economies this session. One of the top issues on his mind is expanding access to childcare. On the campaign trail, Gobble heard from many parents who were struggling with the excessive costs of childcare, often having to make the difficult decision between staying home from work
Saturday, the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee voted unanimously to re-elect their current chairman Jeff Kauffman to another term. The committee also elected former Republican Speaker of the Iowa House, Linda Upmeyer, to serve as party co-chair. Both votes were unanimous.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the discussion over education delivery in Iowa. Many Iowa parents are struggling with their children learning from home or balancing a hybrid system of in-school and online learning. In addition, many children are being impacted by the “COVID slide” and are falling behind academically. This has led to a growing call for more parental choice in education. Open enrollment is one avenue for parental choice in Iowa education, but some school districts in Iowa have created roadblocks making it more difficult for parents to enroll their children in another district.
One of the first bills that Rep. Hinson has cosponsored during her time as IA-01’s representative is the Curbing Abuse and Saving Expression in Technology (CASE-IT) Act. Currently, Big Tech companies take advantage of Section 230 to censor and suppress certain content with no accountability or liability. As you know, it is conservative voices that face the ire of Big Tech’s bias and are silenced online.
Tuesday evening, Governor Kim Reynolds delivered her annual condition of the state address, her fourth as governor. The speech is her opportunity to summarize the previous year’s events, highlight achievements, and layout Reynolds’ policy priorities for the new legislative session.
Below are the opening day remarks of Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, as prepared for delivery: “Our country was founded on the principles of limited government and individual liberty. Those ideas led to the concept of the American Dream. Since I have...
Speaker of the House Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) delivered opening remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today. The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery:
Des Moines – Below are the opening day remarks of Senate President Jake Chapman, R-Adel, as prepared for delivery: “Friends, family, colleagues, returning and newly-elected members, – It is my humble honor and privilege to welcome you to the 89th General Assembly. As...
Speaker of the Iowa House, Pat Grassley: After a year of unprecedented challenges, Iowans made their voices heard loud and clear in November – in these uncertain times, they cast their votes for more of the responsible and pragmatic leadership that our Republican majority has provided for the last decade.
A mob of over one thousand protesters broke into the United States Capitol yesterday while both houses of Congress deliberated over objections to the November Presidential election results. Congress was in session to certify the election results of the Electoral College. Below is a collection of reactions from Republicans.
Newly minted Congresswoman Ashley Hinson announced today that she would uphold the electoral college vote scheduled to occur on January 6th. In the letter, co-signed by eleven other members of congress, Hinson details her position, specifically that doing so would unconstitutionally insert Congress into the center of the presidential election process, possibly threatening the electoral college.