Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Education Budget Supports Lower Tuition,  Expanding Early Childhood Education

Democrats supported a plan to grow Iowa’s skilled workforce with lower tuition at Iowa’s community colleges and sta ...

Lawmakers: Expand Investigation into Branstad Administration Scandals

Iowa lawmakers are calling on the Government Oversight Committee to expand its investigation into the Branstad Admi ...

Increase to Tax Credits for Volunteer Firefighters, EMT and Police

The House voted this week to double the tax credit available to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical techni ...

Help for First Time Homebuyers

Iowans looking to purchase their first home will have extra help under legislation passed by the Iowa House.  The b ...

Marti Anderson to Run for Re-Election in Iowa House

State Representative Marti Anderson of Des Moines announced today that she will seek re-election to the Iowa House ...

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Isenhart Announces Re-Election to Iowa House

Isenhart Announces Re-Election to Iowa House

State Representative Charles Isenhart of Dubuque announced today that he will seek re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in House District 100, which includes northeastern parts of Dubuque. Isenhart is currently serving his fifth term in t ...

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Education Budget Supports Lower Tuition,  Expanding Early Childhood Education

Education Budget Supports Lower Tuition, Expanding Early Childhood Education

Democrats supported a plan to grow Iowa’s skilled workforce with lower tuition at Iowa’s community colleges and state universities today while also expanding early childhood education to more Iowa kids. With a skilled worker shortage on the horizon,  ...

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Lawmakers: Expand Investigation into Branstad Administration Scandals

Lawmakers: Expand Investigation into Branstad Administration Scandals

Iowa lawmakers are calling on the Government Oversight Committee to expand its investigation into the Branstad Administration today. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve learned that we can no longer count on the Branstad Administration to provide accurat ...

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Rep. Mary Wolfe Announces Re-Election Run for Iowa House

Rep. Mary Wolfe Announces Re-Election Run for Iowa House

State Representative Mary Wolfe of Clinton announced today that she will seek re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in House District 98 which includes Clinton County. Wolfe is currently serving her second term in the Iowa House. She serve ...

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Rick Olson Announces Run for a Fifth Term

Rick Olson Announces Run for a Fifth Term

State Representative Rick Olson of Des Moines announced today that he will seek re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in House District 31, which includes eastern parts of Des Moines. Olson is currently serving his fourth term in the Iowa ...

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Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

The Justice Systems Budget Bill, House File 2450, provides funding for a variety of state agencies that are involved in protecting Iowans.  These agencies include the Board of Parole, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, the Department of Corrections, and t ...

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Bill Summary: HF 2562 Secret Settlements Oversight

Bill Summary: HF 2562 Secret Settlements Oversight

Background After news articles found there were a number of state employees laid-off and secret settlements were paid, the Governor signed executive order 85 to seek more transparency and accountability in how his own administration handles employee ...

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