The Significance Of The Hemp Industry To Iowa Farmers

The Iowa Senate just passed a hemp farming bill for Iowa farmers unanimously. While it’s doubtful the Iowa House will take the bill up without popular support and pressure from the public, the educational opportunities for how low THC hemp products can provide pain relief for Iowa’s farmers abound…while also increasing their profit margins and […]

Former State Rep Rayhons Found Not Guilty

KIMT is reporting that form Iowa State Representative Henry Rayhons was found not guilty today of sexually abusing his wife. Rayhons did not run for re-election last year and was charged with having sex with his wife, who was suffering from dementia, after being informed by the staff at the hospital that she could not consent. […]

House Approves Broadband Bill

Yesterday, the Iowa House of Representatives passed House File 641, which expands property tax incentives for broadband infrastructure in the state.  The bill passed 90-5 and now moves onto the Iowa Senate. Governor Branstad said “We began calling for broadband legislation last year because our administration understands that if we are to continue to grow […]

Iowa Family Leader-Unprecedented Spiritual Challenge Hits Iowa

The Iowa FAMiLY LEADER is not happy about a Wiccan prayer being delivered in front of the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday and plans to show up to the State Capitol to “pray for the Lord’s guidance and protection.” The following is from a statement from the FAMiLY LEADER: On Thursday, April 9, a Wiccan will open […]

Bill Regulating Uber Passes Iowa House

Yesterday, Iowa House File 394, that regulates companies such as Uber, a private alternative to the traditional TAXI service, passed the Iowa House in a 95-5 vote. The bill requires the companies show a picture of the driver on their website, the make, model, and registration plate number of the vehicle, calculation method for the fare, an […]

Iowa House Passes Convention of States Resolution

Hat Tip: The Iowa Statesman Yesterday, the Iowa House, in a 54 to 43 voted, passed a resolution applying for an Article V convention of states that would propose amendments to the United States Constitution that would “impose fiscal restraints, and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and requesting Congress to similarly […]

Bill Allowing Online Voter Registration Passes Iowa Senate

A bill allowing online voter registration has passed the Iowa Senate today in a 26-20 vote with 4 members abstaining.  As of December 2014, 20 states allowed online voter registration. According to a Pew Trusts Case Study, a cost reduction was noticed in Arizona which had a reduction in registration costs from 83 cents per paper […]

Iowa Senate Votes In Favor Of Banning Powdered Alcohol

Yesterday, the Iowa Senate voted in favor of Senate File 123 by a vote of 48-2 which would ban the selling or possession of powdered alcohol in the state. The bill will now go onto the State House where it is expected to pass. While the alcohol is legal nationally after a decision last week by […]

Iowa Senate Passes Bill To Give Employees Time Off For Caucuses

Bill Faces Strong Opposition In The House Yesterday, the Iowa Senate voted 26-24 in favor of a Senate Bill that would allow employees to take unpaid time off to vote in the Presidential caucus without penalty from their employer.   The bill now goes onto the Iowa State House where it will face tough opposition […]