Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley told a crowd Friday he will never waver in his belief that “inappropriate” books should be removed from schools.
DMR: Iowa Poll: Strong majority opposes using eminent domain for carbon-capture pipelines
At a time when the state is deeply divided politically, Iowans are largely united in their opposition to carbon-capture pipeline companies using eminent domain to force unwilling landowners to sell them access to their property, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.
The poll shows 78% of Iowans oppose companies using the state-granted power to build carbon-capture pipelines across the state, while 15% are in favor and 7% are unsure.Read more
DMR: Iowa Poll: Majorities support bans on gender-affirming care for kids, LGBTQ teaching limits
Majorities of Iowans support Republican legislation to restrict instruction on LGBTQ topics in schools and ban gender-affirming care for transgender minors, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.Read more
Radio Iowa: House unanimously votes to curb non-medical switching of prescriptions
The Iowa House has unanimously voted to set new rules to prevent prescription drug switches that aren’t done for medical reasons.
This would not apply to substituting a less expensive generic drug for a brand name medication with the same active ingredients.Read more
W-CF Courier: Grassley says 'inappropriate' books should be removed from schools during Waverly town hall
The New Hartford native held open the book “Gender Queer” to about 50 people who attended a town hall meeting at the Waverly Public Library. He expressed confidence the Legislature will soon keep public and private schools from sharing such material.
Radio Iowa: Iowa GOP lawmakers question UI, ISU, UNI spending on diversity, equity, inclusion
Key Republican lawmakers are questioning “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” programs at Iowa’s three state universities.Read more