Rep. Jennifer Konfrst

Rep. Jennifer Konfrst elected as Iowa House minority leader

BY: - June 14, 2021

Iowa House Democrats on Monday elected Rep. Jennifer Konfrst, D-Windsor Heights, as the new minority leader. Konfrst, a public relations professor at Drake University, her alma mater, is the first woman to lead Iowa House Democrats. She was elected to the House in 2018 and she served as an assistant to the minority leader through […]

House Democrats: We need to show Iowans that GOP lawmakers are extremists

BY: - June 8, 2021

Top Democrats in the Iowa House of Representatives said Tuesday they were disappointed in the 2021 legislative session and that their job in the months ahead is to show Iowans that Republican lawmakers are extremists who don’t deserve their support. “We really did nothing to help Iowans deal with COVID,” said House Minority Leader Todd […]

Iowa Rep. Jennifer Konfrst seeking House minority leader position

BY: - June 3, 2021

House Democrats say Windsor Heights Rep. Jennifer Konfrst will run to replace Rep. Todd Prichard as the House minority leader. Rep. Marti Anderson and Rep. Jo Oldson, both Democrats from Des Moines, said Konfrst had called them about her plan to run for House minority leader. Prichard, D-Charles City, announced Wednesday that he would be […]

GOP lawmakers propose targeting aid to schools that held classes in person during pandemic

BY: - February 4, 2021

Republicans in the Iowa House and Senate are proposing to condition school districts’ eligibility for extra COVID-related assistance to their compliance with the governor’s directive for offering in-person attendance options. Republicans in the Senate unveiled their proposal for a 2.2% increase in per-pupil state aid for fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1, 2021. Gov. […]