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Republican lawmaker denies Heritage Action involvement in election bill

BY: - May 13, 2021

A key Republican lawmaker on Thursday denied statements by the head of Heritage Action for America about the conservative lobbying group’s role in the approval of voting restrictions this year in Iowa. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, said in a leaked video that her organization had drafted parts of and helped […]

House committee advances ‘unconstitutional’ challenge of presidential orders

BY: - March 4, 2021

An Iowa House committee advanced a bill Thursday after its chief backer declared the measure unconstitutional.  House File 481, introduced by Rep. John Wills, R-Spirit Lake, is aimed at reviewing presidential executive orders to see if they are constitutional.  The bill also would prohibit state and local governments, and any entity that gets money from […]

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GOP talking points on new election legislation don’t hold water

BY: - February 22, 2021

As Republicans in the Iowa Statehouse prepare to once again make major changes in state election laws, the prevailing question Iowans have been asking is why. Why, when Iowa had record voter turnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, would lawmakers want to mess with success? Why, after Donald Trump won the state and the GOP won […]