The 88th Iowa General Assembly is set to convene next Monday, Jan. 14. Legislative leaders will address the chambers about their plans for the session. On Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds will present her budget and “Condition of the State” message to the Legislature. The State of the Judiciary and Condition of the National Guard speeches are scheduled for next week as well.
As a result of the mid-term elections the Republicans retained control of the Iowa Senate by a…Continue
We are pleased to report the First Step Act has passed the Senate and House and is headed to President Trump for his signature. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa was a key leader in getting the bill passed. The goal of the Act is to point the prison system towards programming that will help prisoners succeed once they leave prison and address unjust sentencing laws. The Church supports a criminal justice system that both does justice and is capable of restoring offenders to…Continue
As we approach the end of the year, the federal government is working to wrap up consideration of several issues that affect human life and dignity here and around the world. We encourage you to contact the government during the next few days with your opinion on these issues:
The Administration has proposed a “public charge” rule that would severely hamper immigrants’ ability to care for their families and secure legal immigration status.“Public charge” is one of…Continue
More than 1.3 million people voted in Iowa on Tuesday, nearly 61 percent of the electorate. It’s the highest number of voters for a mid-term election ever in the state.
However, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) won re-election over Fred Hubbell, and Republicans also retained control of the Iowa House and Senate. Pending recounts, Republicans lost five seats in the House to keep a 54-46 majority while they gained three seats in the Senate to…Continue