Henderson, who's running for the new District 2 seat, which northern and northeastern portions of Sioux City, as well as all of Lawton, has run three times before.
Republicans say they want to tinker with tax policy; some said they believed federal responses to COVID-19 were restraints on freedom. Democrats, in particular, pointed to more education funding.
Behind the scenes at first, then in subcommittees and committees, the budget gets put together — the big $8 billion-plus general fund spending plan as well as smaller departmental and program budgets that are a part of it.
DES MOINES — As work progresses on making a leakproof roof to protect more than 200 million pieces of Iowa history and culture at the State Historical Building, lawmakers promise to “intensify” their discussion of the planned improvements that could tally as much as $60 million.
Iowa joined 10 other states Friday in filing suit against the Biden administration to challenge a new vaccine requirement for workers at companies with more than 100 employees.
On a 48-1 vote, the Senate approved Senate File 621 to create new congressional and legislative districts. The House followed suit 93-2, with five legislators absent.
DES MOINES — They may not have been the stuff of campaign flyers, but the Iowa House approved — mostly on bipartisan votes — more than 20 piec…
The bill trims early voting to 20 days, closes statewide polls an hour earlier, condenses absentee ballot rules and puts in place tougher criminal penalties for “rogue” county auditors who fail to follow state rules.
Also Wednesday, legislators advanced a bill that would make Iowa the first state to eliminate tenure for professors at public universities.
The bill would require that facilities offering medication abortions “conspicuously” post information relating to the “effectiveness and possibility of avoiding, ceasing, or even reversing the effects of a medication abortion.”
Unlike House members, senators are allowed to participate virtually in legislative meetings and work in the chamber when needed, but otherwise can work from their office or home.
Sponsors say the legislation is needed to correct an Iowa Supreme Court decision that found the Iowa Constitution provided a right to an abortion. Opponents call it the first step toward a state ban on abortion.
The November elections brought some new blood to the legislature — 21 new members, including 13 in the House and eight in the Senate — giving the statehouse a new look. But those born between 1946 and 1964 still dominate.
Republicans say they want to tinker with tax policy; some said they believed Gov. Kim Reynolds' response to COVID-19 was a restraint on freedom. Democrats in particular pointed to more education funding.
Democrats believed they had a chance to flip enough seats in the elections and win a majority, but the opposite happened.
Republicans emerged from Tuesday’s elections with a 59-41 advantage, undoing gains made by Democrats two years ago. Democrats had hoped to flip the chamber but lost several seats of their own.
GOP incumbents in several Siouxland districts saw off Democratic challengers Tuesday to hold their seats.
Candidates for Sioux City state legislative seats and Woodbury County municipal offices pitched their candidacies with columns in the Journal.…
I was born and raised in Sioux City and take great pride in representing the people who live here. My belief in public service has long been i…
I strongly believe that the VA claim system needs to make a move to help the veterans when they are going from active duty to civilian life. I…
My name is Bob Henderson. In 1989, our family moved to Sioux City where I spent 20 years of my 40-year coaching and teaching career. I graduat…
I’m running for the Iowa House to ensure a positive future for Sioux City for generations to come. Having lived in Siouxland my entire life, I…