Registrations Raise Spotlight on Iowa Congressional Race

From Radio Iowa and Veteran Iowa Political Reporter Kay Henderson’s latest blog:   Latest voter #s indicate Latham/Boswell race to play out in GOP-leaning district Two of the nation’s most-closely-watched congressional races will play out in Iowa this fall.  Former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack is challenging Republican Congressman Steve King’s bid for a fifth term.  In a […]

Iowa House and Senate Republicans Release Budget Targets

From the Office of Iowa Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen: Legislative Republicans Release Budget Targets Posted: February 2, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Today House and Senate Republicans joined together to release their budget targets. The Republican plan, crafted with job creators in mind, is a conservative approach that will create stability and certainty for […]

School Start Date Legislation Proceeds in the Iowa House

Capitol Consultants applauds action taken today by an Iowa House Education subcommittee which approved HF 2044 which denies Iowa school districts the abillity to ask for a waiver from the Iowa Department of Education to allow them to start their school year before Labor Day as it currently states in Iowa Code.  It now moves to the full House […]

Nuclear Expansion Bill Consideration by Committee Postponed

From IowaPolitics.com: IowaPolitics.com: Opponents of IA nuclear bill get temporary reprieve 1/31/2012By Lynn Campbell  |  IowaPolitics.com  DES MOINES — Members of AARP have flooded the Iowa Senate switchboard with more than 1,500 calls to oppose a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy Co. to raise consumers’ rates upfront to build a nuclear power […]