Tag Archives: Kim Reynolds

Iowa Gov Signs Bill Allowing Cops To Arrest Migrants

The Associated Press reports: It will be a state crime for a person to be in Iowa if previously denied admission to or removed from the United States under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday. The law, which takes effect July 1, has elevated anxiety in Iowa’s immigrant communities and has prompted questions among legal …

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Iowa Gov Launches New Attack On Trans Residents

The Des Moines Register reports: Gov. Kim Reynolds’ new attempt to enforce conservative values in Iowa, introducing a bill that would define the words “sex,” “man” and “woman” in state law, has raised the hackles of civil rights and LGBTQ groups. It sounds simple, but the bill would have wide-ranging implications, including requiring changes to the way Iowa collects public …

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Federal Judge Blocks Iowa’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked key parts of an Iowa law that bans some books from school libraries and forbids teachers from raising LGBTQ+ issues. Judge Stephen Locher’s preliminary injunction halts enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect Jan. 1 but already had resulted in the removal of hundreds of books …

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ACLU & Lambda Legal Sue Iowa Over “Don’t Say Gay”

The Hill reports: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa and Lambda Legal on Tuesday sued to block a sweeping Iowa education law that restricts talk of LGBTQ identities in state schools, arguing in a federal lawsuit that the measure violates the constitutional rights of LGBTQ students. The law, which took effect July 1, requires books with descriptions or …

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Iowa State Universities To Abolish Diversity Efforts

Cedar Rapids’ ABC affiliate reports: The Iowa Board of Regents has voted to approve recommendations from a study group that would water down currently existing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) functions. The Board of Regents formed a study group earlier this year after Governor Reynolds [photo] signed a bill directing a “comprehensive study and review of the diversity, equity and …

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Trump Rages: “Disloyal” Reynolds Is Gov Because Of Me

Posted to Trump’s Truth Social account: Why would anybody endorse Ron DeSanctimonious, who is like a wounded bird falling from the sky? His Poll numbers are terrible, he is totally against Ethanol, and fought to destroy Social Security and Medicare. Well, the “Nation’s most unpopular governor,” Kim Reynolds of Iowa, just endorsed him. What’s that all about? Which was followed …

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Iowa Gov: I Backed DeSantis Because Trump Can’t Win

NBC News reports: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds touted Ron DeSantis’ accomplishments as governor of Florida as she endorsed him for president Monday — and said she believes he will be able to win the 2024 general election, while Donald Trump cannot. “I believe he can’t win,” Reynolds said of Trump, “and I believe that Ron can. “And that’s a big …

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DeSantis Charges $25 To View Iowa Gov’s Endorsement

Florida Politics reports: The Ron DeSantis presidential campaign will formally roll out an endorsement Monday night from Iowa’s Governor. And for just $25 (or more), small dollar donors will be able to watch Kim Reynolds formally confer her nod of approval. “RUSH IN $25,” read the email “We want you at this event. Chip in what you can now and …

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Trump Vows To Destroy Iowa Gov For Backing DeSantis

Posted last night to Trump’s Truth Social account: If and when Kim Reynolds of Iowa endorses Ron DeSanctimonious, who is absolutely dying in the polls both in Iowa and Nationwide, it will be the end of her political career in that MAGA would never support her again, just as MAGA will never support DeSanctimonious again. Two extremely disloyal people getting …

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds To Endorse DeSantis Tomorrow

NBC News reports: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will endorse Ron DeSantis for president at a rally in Des Moines on Monday, sources close to both governors told NBC News. Reynolds’ endorsement is a major boost for the Florida governor, who’s gone all-in on Iowa since launching his bid for the GOP nomination in May. DeSantis currently trails former President Donald …

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Expected To Endorse DeSantis

Bloomberg News reports: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is signaling she is likely to endorse Ron DeSantis for president, a move that would give him the support of a popular conservative leader as he looks to close the gap against frontrunner Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. Reynolds has so far remained neutral in the GOP primary but …

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Iowa School District Uses AI To Identify Books To Ban

Popular Science reports: Iowa educators are turning to ChatGPT to help decide which titles should be removed from their school library shelves in order to legally comply with recent Republican-backed state legislation, PopSci has learned. The Mason City Community School District recently removed 19 books from its collection. The ban attempts to comply with a new law requiring Iowa school …

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Iowa County Judge Temporarily Blocks Abortion Ban

The Des Moines Register reports: A Polk County judge has temporarily blocked Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” law as a court challenge plays out, meaning abortion is again legal in Iowa up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the “fetal heartbeat” law at about 2:45 p.m. Friday at the Family Leadership Summit, a gathering of conservative Christians where half …

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DeSantis Says Iowa Gov Would Be Great Running Mate

USA Today reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday he would consider Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds as a possible vice president pick. DeSantis was quick to praise Reynolds throughout his two-day Iowa swing, drawing frequent comparisons between her leadership in Iowa and his tenure in Florida. When asked at an Ankeny event whether Reynolds would be a contender for his …

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Iowa Lawmakers Approve Near Total Ban On Abortion

ABC New reports: The Iowa Legislature on Tuesday night passed legislation that would restrict abortion, now sending the bill to Gov. Kim Reynolds after 14 hours of committee meetings and testimony from the public. Lawmakers kicked off a special session Tuesday morning with the “sole purpose” of passing the legislation. “The Iowa Supreme Court questioned whether this legislature would pass …

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TODAY: Iowa Holds Special Session To Ban Abortion

Reuters reports: Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature on Tuesday will consider a ban on abortions as soon as fetal cardiac activity can be detected, after around six weeks of pregnancy and before most women know they are pregnant. Governor Kim Reynolds, a Republican, ordered the special legislative session after the Iowa Supreme Court on June 16 blocked a similar measure passed in …

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Trump Attacks GOP Iowa Gov For Remaining “Neutral”

Posted this afternoon to Trump’s Truth Social account: I love Iowa, protected & expanded Ethanol, got 28 Billion Dollars from China for our great Farmers, ended the Estate (Death!) Tax on farms, made the best TRADE deals in history (USMCA, China, & many more), introduced the World to our FARMERS, & kept Iowa’s “First in the Nation” status. I opened …

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Iowa Gov Calls Special Session In Push To Ban Abortion

Via press release from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: Today, Governor Reynolds announced she will convene the General Assembly of Iowa on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. for a special session with the sole purpose of enacting legislation that addresses abortion and protects unborn lives. “Iowans have elected representatives willing to stand up for the rights of the unborn …

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Iowa Gov Signs “Don’t Say Gay” And Book Banning Bills

The Des Moines Register reports: Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a sweeping education law that orders the removal from schools of books that contain sex acts and restricts teaching about LGBTQ topics. Iowa Republican lawmakers combined several of their top priorities for education into the wide-ranging Senate File 496, which Reynolds signed in a private event on Friday. The law …

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Iowa Students To Walk Out Over Anti-LGBTQ Bills

The Des Moines Register reports: Students at 14 Iowa public school districts and one university are planning to walk out of class Wednesday to protest bills introduced in the Iowa Legislature that they say discriminate against the rights of LGBTQ+ people. Student organizers are particularly concerned about bills that would require educators to notify parents and guardians if a student …

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