February 7, 2018

The Column, Andy Birkey, February 5, 2018- South Dakota Republican lawmakers in South Dakota have introduced legislation aimed at preventing gender identity and transgender issues from being discussed in the state’s schools, the Argus Leader reports: South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider what students should be taught about gender identity …

February 5, 2018

KCRG-TV 9 News, Chantelle Navarro, January 31, 2018- Senate File 481 would ban “sanctuary cities” and take away state funding from cities who don’t comply with federal immigration officials. Iowa City stops just short of calling itself a sanctuary city, but police do not enforce federal immigration law. “We wouldn’t call ourselves …

February 5, 2018

Des Moines Register, Brianne Pfannenstiel and Courtney Crowder, January 31, 2018- Iowa House Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday that would protect schools and businesses that choose to limit transgender people’s access to restrooms. House File 2164 seeks to rewrite portions of the Iowa Civil Rights Act, which grants transgender Iowans legal protections against discrimination …