Sunday Review, March 29 edition


Sunday Review is your source for the news in politics you may have missed this past weekend. Here, we’ll provide you the recap of the biggest stories as well as a look to the week ahead.

Well, this is the first Sunday Review with a declared presidential candidate. If you missed that news, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced March 23 that he would run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

He’ll be in Iowa this week for a two-day tour Wednesday and Thursday, making stops in Sioux City, Durango, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines.

In Iowa Legislature news 

• The Iowa House passed an Aug. 23 school starting date. That bill, however, faces opposition in the Iowa Senate.

• The Iowa Senate passed a bill last week that would allow schools to store and stock EpiPens. That bill now moves to the Iowa House.

• No Uber in Iowa City? No problem. The Iowa House moved on a bill that would provide the infrastructure for ride-sharing services in the state.

In Daily Iowan politics’ weekly enterprise story 

Daily Iowan politics reporter Rebecca Morin details the indecisiveness in Congress over how the government should proceed with authorizing the use of military against ISIS. Iowa’s congressional delegation is split on the issue and hasn’t exactly pushed for that issue to come to the forefront.


• The Iowa Republican Party announced details for its annual Lincoln Dinner. Held in Des Moines each spring, the fundraiser usually serves as a breeding ground for up-and-coming state politicians and presumptive presidential candidates. Last year, former vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., served as the keynote speaker; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, won the crowd over when she was still in a crowded primary field of six candidates. Currently, nine potential candidates are expected to attend the event.