2019 Iowa Legislative Survey

Iowa is ranked 43rd in the nation in the number of mental health providers. Last session, lawmakers approved a bi-partisan bill but didn’t provide any money to pay for services.

Iowa currently has a nonpartisan, merit based selection system for judges that is a model for the nation. This session, some GOP lawmakers plan to change the way Iowa selects judges to make it a partisan process controlled by the political party that holds the Governor’s Office and Iowa Senate.