• Silencing Iowans


    Mowrer's latest project would weaken our voices in elections.


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  • Fiscal Discipline


    Priorities for Iowa issues statement on Iowa's December revenue projections.


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  • Informing Iowans


    Priorities for Iowa was formed by a non-partisan group of Iowans committed to educating and informing citizens on a variety of issues. We are focused on strengthening our economy, standing up for Iowa families, and defending our Iowa values.

Iowa City to become a Sanctuary City?

Iowa City City Hall

Recently, the mayor of Iowa City revealed that his community was exploring becoming a sanctuary city. The Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper reports the following: Iowa City Council members plan to explore ways to better protect diverse populations and undocumented immigrants through city policy, and to do that are revisiting details of a five-year-old conversation about …

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New group led by Jim Mowrer would weaken Iowans’ voice in presidential elections

(DES MOINES) – Priorities for Iowa, Inc., a nonpartisan 501c4 issue advocacy group, today is calling on Iowans to tell Jim Mowrer that his new group, The Majority Rules PAC, which will call for a national popular vote to determine the presidency, is ill-conceived and will lessen Iowans’ voice in elections.   Politico’s Morning Score …

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Priorities for Iowa director issues statement on December REC findings

(DES MOINES) – Following the Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference’s (REC) December meeting, Priorities for Iowa, Inc. executive director Jimmy Centers issued the following statement:   “Iowa’s fiscal health remains strong thanks to conservative budgeting principles. With lower than expected revenue growth, it will be critically important for Iowa leaders to continue their sound budgeting practices …

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ANALYSIS: Patty Judge on education: funding cuts and tuition hikes

As students prepare to return to class, Priorities for Iowa is encouraging Iowans to do their homework on Patty Judge’s troubling record As Iowa students and their parents prepare for back-to-school season, Priorities for Iowa is calling on Iowans to do their homework on Patty Judge’s record of failing Iowa pupils. An analysis of Patty …

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RELEASE: Sen. Jeff Danielson is hiding the truth: He voted three times to support closing Mental Health Institutions

Since the Senator won’t allow comments calling attention to his voting record, Priorities for Iowa launches effort to expose the truth   (DES MOINES) – Iowa State Senator Jeff Danielson is hiding the truth and clearly doesn’t want his constituents or community to know what he actually does or votes for in Des Moines. In an …

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Data Shows Patty Judge Paid Men 12.45 Percent More Than Women

  National Democrats set to adopt a platform calling for equal pay, but Patty Judge’s record shows her offices had significant gender pay gaps At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, next week, Democrats will adopt a party platform that calls for equal pay for men and women. But a review by Priorities for …

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Patty Judge tells crowd how partisan she is in rare campaign appearance

Priorities for Iowa, Inc. today released video footage of Patty Judge showing her true partisan colors at a rare campaign stop in Osceola, Iowa. During her speech, Patty Judge states, “I’m a Democrat. And I’m as partisan as anybody going.” Judge’s website, Twitter and Facebook made no mention of her appearance in Osceola at “Thursday …

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Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Priorities for Iowa, highlight Patty Judge’s failed policies

Judge’s failed record in Iowa shows her policies would be a disaster in Washington   (DES MOINES) – Priorities for Iowa, Inc. today was joined by Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at a press conference at the state capitol to remind Iowans of the failed policies implemented during Patty Judge’s tenure as Iowa lieutenant governor. …

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Priorities for Iowa, Sec. Bill Northey call on Patty Judge to reject WOTUS rule and stand up for Iowa farmers

Iowans need a senator that will stand up for farmers and land owners against government overreach Priorities for Iowa, Inc., a nonpartisan 501c4 dedicated to educating Iowans on important issues facing them and their families, today held a media call featuring Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. On the call, Priorities for Iowa, Inc. and …

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Does Patty Judge know she answers to Iowans, not the Washington elite?

With just over two weeks until the primary, Iowans who deserve to know where candidates stand on the issues are wondering, “Where’s Patty?” In today’s Cedar Rapids Gazette article, Iowa State University political science professor Steffen Schmidt “said Patty Judge’s campaign ‘may be the lowest key Senate race in the U.S.’” Perhaps that’s because there …

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