Republican leaders poised to eliminate gun regulations as new amendment is officially added to Iowa Constitution

On Friday, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate held a ceremony to mark Public Measure 1 becoming the latest amendment to the state constitution. The new amendment requires courts to use “strict scrutiny,” the most stringent form of judicial review, […]

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Iowa House Republicans reject COVID-19 precautions; Iowa ranks last among states in reporting test results

On Tuesday, the Republican majority on the rules committee of the Iowa House of Representatives rejected proposals from Democrats that would have required face masks to be worn in the Iowa Capitol Building and made it possible for lawmakers and […]

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Seeing red: Republicans take control of Iowa Legislature, Democrats vow to fight

By Lauren Shotwell and Eleanore Taft With the gaveling in of the 2017 Iowa Legislature, Republicans took control of both chambers. With control of the Iowa House, Senate and the Governor’s Office, Republicans stand poised to take action. “Today is […]

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