This week is Catholic Schools Week and the Iowa bishops have released a statement in support of Education Savings Accounts. ESAs would allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. The money could be used for nonpublic school tuition.
“This innovative idea would further level the playing…Continue
The first day of the Iowa legislative session this week offered an opportunity for legislative leaders to talk about their expectations for the session. You can find the highlights on our Facebook page.
Legislators began introducing bills this week. Many have little chance of advancement. As bills start to move we’ll let you know about our priority items.
Iowa is one of only seven states with a “split legislature.”…Continue
The 86th General Assembly of the Iowa legislature begins this Monday, Jan. 12. Little legislative work typically gets done the first week other than the usual ceremonies and organizational meetings of committees. During the first day legislative leaders address the chambers to talk about their plans for the session.
Also coming up next week is Governor Branstad’s “Condition of the State” speech to the legislature on Tuesday and Chief Justice Cady’s “State of the Judiciary” address on…Continue
The staff of the Iowa Catholic Conference is looking forward to being a part of two events later this month to help Catholics inform their consciences and support the life and dignity of the human person. We hope you can join us!
For updates on the events, you can listen in to Iowa Catholic Radio at www.iowacatholicradio.com this Friday, Jan. 9 v. I’m scheduled to be part of the 7:15 a.m. news segment to discuss the upcoming Midwest March…Continue