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Session Ends!
04.27.19
After late nights and long debates, controversy and agreement, the 2019 Iowa Legislature has adjourned for the year.  They will not come back together... Read More...
State Representative Changes Parties; Now a Democrat
04.23.19
As. hard as we try, we just cannot keep our Guide to the Iowa Legislature updated!!!  First, Sen. Danielson resigned early in session.  Now, Rep. Andy... Read More...
Legislative Leaders Agree on Spending
04.19.19
Senate and House leaders have agreed to a joint budget target (that is, how much they will spend on each area of the budget for the fiscal year... Read More...
Find Out Which Bills Survived the Funnel!
04.05.19
Today (April 5) was the second and final legislative "funnel" deadline. Any bills that didn't make it out of committee in both the House and Senate... Read More...
UHC Pulls Out of Iowa
03.31.19
United Health Care will become the second Medicaid managed care organization to leave Iowa.  UHC currently gets $2 billion in combined state and... Read More...


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Hot Issue: Voter ID

Iowa is one of 18 states that does not require some form of identification when voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.  Seven states now require a photo ID in order to vote - a number that has doubled in the last five years.

Democrats in control of the Iowa Senate stopped any voter ID legislation, but now that Republicans control both Iowa House and Iowa Senate, and have the Governor's office, some type of voter ID law is likely.

But not all Voter ID laws are created equal. Some are very strict, and others provide options should a voter lose or be unable to find their ID.  Most have found a way to provide free IDs to voters.  

Iowa's Secretary of State Paul Pate says he wants a voter ID law that makes it "easy to vote, but tough to cheat."   What Iowa will do is unknown.  Check back here and we will continue to post resources, and watch us on social media for updates.

Iowa's Voter ID Law (passed in 2017):

Find great information on Voter ID and other voting rights issues at the sites below: