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Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligib ...

House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

After UnitedHealthcare announced they are leaving Iowa on Friday, Iowa House Democrats offered a plan today to fina ...

Inside the Iowa House: Improving Access to Health Care

Last week, I joined several other state lawmakers for a roundtable and public forum in New Hampton, Iowa on the hea ...

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligibl ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 674        Automated Traffic Enforcement. Establishes traffic camera regulation for local cities and law enforcement (passed House Appropriati ...

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Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 170          Agriculture Extension Offices.  Changes the dates and process for filling vacancies on ag extension councils.  (passed Committee 21- ...

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House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

After UnitedHealthcare announced they are leaving Iowa on Friday, Iowa House Democrats offered a plan today to finally end Medicaid privatization and put Iowans back in charge of health care. “Enough is enough. With 425,000 Iowans facing another disr ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 21 – Wed. March 27, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 733         Hemp Regulation. Regulates the cultivation of industrial Hemp (passed House Ways and Means Committee 25-0) to House Ways and ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Improving Access to Health Care

Inside the Iowa House: Improving Access to Health Care

Last week, I joined several other state lawmakers for a roundtable and public forum in New Hampton, Iowa on the health care crisis we’re facing today.  The goal was to hear from Iowans on the front lines of the health care system about the challenges ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 14 – Wed. March 20, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 307         Honey Creek Bonds.  Code clean-up for the repeal of the Honey Creek Bond Authority as all the bonds have been paid off. (p ...

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