On Tuesday, Governor Kim Reynolds gave her Condition of the State address to members of the House and Senate. The Governor laid out a positive vision for the State of Iowa and highlighted a number of bipartisan topics that will be discussed this session.
Governor Reynolds highlighted many shared priorities that the House of Representatives are excited to work together on as session gets underway. Among these priorities are:
Expanding access to broadband and affordable housing in rural Iowa
Addressing Iowa’s skilled worker shortage
Increased investment in education
Developing a mental health system focused on Iowa children
Governor Reynolds also proposed adding two criminal justice amendments to Iowa’s Constitution. One would restore voting rights to convicted felons and the other would add victims’ rights to the Constitution, commonly known as Marsy’s Law. The House will take these proposals seriously and give them a thoughtful review.