Thursday, July 30, 2015

Iowans Lose Education Funding and Mental Health Services because Republicans Ignore Call for Special Session

With the new school year starting in a few weeks, Republican lawmakers ignored their constituents and refused the c ...

Deadline this Week for Local Legislators to Call for Special Session

Time is running out on Iowa legislators who have not yet joined the call for a special session to restore local sch ...

House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

Iowa House Democrats called for a special session today to override Governor Branstad’s veto of $56 million for k-1 ...

Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Branstad Veto of $56 million for k-12 Schools: With Governor B ...

New Laws Taking Effect July 1

The 2015 legislative session ended in early June and now a host of new bills will take effect starting beginning Ju ...

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Iowans Lose Education Funding and Mental Health Services because Republicans Ignore Call for Special Session

Iowans Lose Education Funding and Mental Health Services because Republicans Ignore Call for Special Session

With the new school year starting in a few weeks, Republican lawmakers ignored their constituents and refused the call for a special session to overturn Governor Branstad’s reckless veto of $56 million for Iowa schools, university funding to prevent ...

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Deadline this Week for Local Legislators to Call for Special Session

Deadline this Week for Local Legislators to Call for Special Session

Time is running out on Iowa legislators who have not yet joined the call for a special session to restore local school funding. As of Wednesday, July 22nd, 21 of Iowa’s 50 State Senators and 36 of Iowa’s 100 State Representatives have officially requ ...

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House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

Iowa House Democrats called for a special session today to override Governor Branstad’s veto of $56 million for k-12 schools and make educating Iowa students a top priority again. “For a year and a half, Republicans have failed to adequately fund edu ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 7-6-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 7-6-15

Just before the July 4th holiday, Governor Branstad sent Iowa schools scrambling when he vetoed $56 million in urgently needed funding. It’s just the latest gut punch to K-12 schools and educators from Republicans at the State Capitol. First, they we ...

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Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Branstad Veto of $56 million for k-12 Schools: With Governor Branstad’s veto today, Republicans have made clear our k-12 public schools are no longer a priority for them. After breaking the law for ...

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New Laws Taking Effect July 1

New Laws Taking Effect July 1

The 2015 legislative session ended in early June and now a host of new bills will take effect starting beginning July 1. Topping the list is several new laws that make progress to help working families, create jobs, and protect vulnerable Iowans. Som ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

Last week, we ended the 2015 legislative session and returned to our homes and communities.   The question everyone always asks is, “what will this session be known for?” The answer is simple: shortchanging our kids in the school funding crisis that ...

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