The last two weeks have been the most contentious in my 17 years in the Legislature. In just 10 days, Republican lawmakers and Governor Branstad unraveled Iowa’s successful, bipartisan collective bargaining law. After watching the events unf ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 9 – Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Environmental Protection HF 202 DNR Cleanup Bill. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) bill. Transfers the duties of the solid waste alternatives program from th ...Read More »
Republicans will stop at nothing to reward corporate special interests while ignoring the hard-working Iowans in their own districts. Thousands and thousands of Iowans have contacted us in person, by phone, and over email to voice their opposition to ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 2 – Wed. Feb. 8, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations SF 166 State Supplemental Aid (SSA). Sets increase in state school funding in FY 2018 with an increase for SSA and Categorical fundi ...Read More »
Republican lawmakers at the State Capitol are fast tracking their bill to shortchange public schools. They just don't want to listen to Iowans. They’ve proposed just a 1.1% increase next year. That's even less than the 2% recommended by the Governor. ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan 26 – Wed. Feb 1, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 136 State Supplemental Aid (SSA). The bill provides a total in state school funding in FY 2018 with an increase for SSA and Catego ...Read More »
The first order of business this session for Governor Branstad and Republican lawmakers is fixing the state budget deficit they created this year with over $117 million in state budget cuts. Their mid-year budget cuts include an $18 million cut to Io ...Read More »
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