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Julian Garrett campaigning

Garrett Brings Sanity to Partisan Committee Hearings

During the Iowa Senate Democrats’ neverending attempts to aid the colleague Jack Hatch’s gubernatorial campaign via the Government Oversight Committee, Senator Julian Garrett stands as a voice of reason, cutting through the...
by Kevin Hall
 

 
 
dead gop elephant

In Their Own Words: Goodyk’s, Howe’s Involvement in U.S. Senate Forum

During our reporting on the Polk County GOP’s decision to withdraw as co-sponsor of U.S. Senate candidate forum to be held at Grand View University Wednesday night, TheIowaRepublican.com mentioned evidence that activists Mont...
by Kevin Hall
 

 
 
State Capitol Building, Iowa

Iowa’s Community Colleges Need to Follow the Regents Lead

Recently, the Iowa State Senate passed a $989 million education budget for fiscal year 2015.  The bill increases funding for the state’s regent universities, community colleges, and it also funds some of Governor Branstad’...
by Craig Robinson
 

 

 
polkgop

Polk GOP Pulls Out of Sponsoring U.S. Senate Forum at Grand View

The Polk County Republican Party decided to withdraw it’s sponsorship of a U.S. Senate forum scheduled for Wednesday night due to a dispute with the co-sponsors, the Grand View College Republicans. The event is scheduled ...
by Kevin Hall
 

 
 
Hatch gasps

The Hatch Plan: A Tax on a Tax

The Branstad-Reynolds campaign sent two press releases today regarding Democrat opponent Jack Hatch. One release pointed out the Des Moines state senator’s plan to end federal deductibility for Iowa taxpayers. Essentially...
by Kevin Hall
 

 

 
Ruth Ann Gaines sleeping

Iowa Democrat Rep Snoozes During Oversight Hearing

Iowa House Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines has seemingly taken a newfound interest in her role on the Government Oversight Committee. The Des Moines Democrat appeared to fall asleep several times during a committee hearing two weeks ago. ...
by Kevin Hall