CR Gazette: 3% school funding increase making its way to Gov. Reynolds
Iowa’s K-12 public schools would get a 3 percent increase in per-pupil state funding for the next school year under proposals from the Republican majorities in the House and Senate — larger than the increase sought by the governor but smaller than what Democrats wanted.Read more
CR Gazette: Iowa House passes ban on ‘gay panic defense’
Iowans charged with a violent crime could not use a victim’s sexuality or sexual orientation or gender identity as a mitigating factor in their defense under a bill passed Thursday in the Iowa House.
It was one of several bills House lawmakers passed through the chamber, including bills prohibiting black bear hunting and creating protections against defamation lawsuits.Read more
Iowa House Republicans Outline Priorities with First Bills of the 2023 Legislative Session
(DES MOINES) -- Today, Iowa House Republicans released House Files 1-13, getting straight to work on top priorities for the caucus this year.Read more
Speaker Grassley's Opening Remarks for the 2023 Legislative Session
(DES MOINES) -- 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:Read more
FD Messenger: Iowans to get state tax break starting in new year
Iowa residents will see their state tax burden shrink a little bit in the new year.
That’s because on Sunday, the state’s income tax reform will go into effect, gradually lowering rates until a 3.9 percent flat tax is achieved in 202