I’ve neglected to post a round-up this week, so here are my online offerings at Caffeinated Thoughts and Truth in American Education this week thus far, seven articles in all in the order they were written.
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) resigned from his leadership role and his Senate seat effective Monday afternoon. His resignation occurred just two hours after Iowa Starting Line, a liberal blog, posted a video that showed Dix kissing a woman, identified only as a lobbyist at a bar in Des Moines.
A bill before the Iowa Senate requires elections for bond propositions for cities, townships, counties, or school districts, as well as, propositions for a local option sales tax to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
3. “Who Should Be The Next Iowa Senate Majority Leader?” – 3/13/18
Iowa Senate Republicans will caucus on Wednesday to decide who will replace former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) who resigned on Monday. Who should they choose to replace him? I give my two cents.
4. “I’m Surprised Rex Tillerson Lasted As Long As He Did” – 3/13/18
The Secretary of State serves at the pleasure of the President. Any employee who acted the way Rex Tillerson did on the job would have been fired long ago.
In the 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial race, Marco Battaglia and Jake Porter have each filed their paperwork to appear on the June Primary ballot, the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first as a major party.
6. “Iowa Senate Republicans Pick Jack Whitver as Majority Leader” – 3/14/18
Iowa Senate Republicans selected former Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) as the next Iowa Senate Majority Leader. They also selected State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as Senate President and State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) as Majority Whip.
7. “President Trump Calls for a Review of FERPA” – 3/14/18
The White House announced that President Donald Trump’s school security plan also includes a review of FERPA to “determine if any changes or clarifications are needed to improve coordination between mental health and other healthcare professionals, school officials, and law enforcement personnel.”