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Legalize (all of) it! The surprising position on drugs in the platform of the Iowa Democratic Party (Updated)

It’s no longer surprising when a politician comes out in favor of decriminalizing marijuana, but it is a little surprising that it’s the official position of the Iowa Democratic Party that all drugs should be legalized. At least that the official position on paper—none of the state party’s leader have actually endorsed taking that step. […]

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Cedar Rapids Sen. Rob Hogg voted out as Minority Leader

Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids is out as minority leader in the Iowa State Senate, following a vote by the chamber’s Democratic caucus on Sunday. Hogg had only been minority leader since last November. He was elected to the position after Mike Gronstal, who had led the caucus for 20 years, lost his seat in the 2016 election. […]

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The Political Party forum highlights Democratic Party goal to move forward post-election

In 2017, the Iowa State Legislature will start a new session, with Republicans in control of both chambers of the Iowa Legislature as well as the governor’s office, leading many in the Democratic Party to ponder ways to reboot before heading into the 2018 midterm elections. A December forum for Iowa Democratic Party chair candidates […]

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The Political Party to host Des Moines candidate forum for Iowa Democratic Party Chair

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Candidate Forum Grandview University (Des Moines) — Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. The group The Political Party is hosting a forum for candidates running for the Iowa Democratic Party chair position in Des Moines on Friday, Dec. 16. The forum is part of the group’s effort to keep people interested […]

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