Saturday, February 24, 2018

First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, February 16, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eli ...

CHARTS: K-12 School Funding Vs. Iowa Corporate Tax Credits

The first chart shows the dramatic rise in business tax credits the chart while the below chart shows several years ...

105 Iowa Public Schools Closed as GOP School Funding Hits Another Record Low

Des Moines, IA — A new analysis of public school buildings released today found 105 public schools have closed sinc ...

Inside the Iowa House: Putting Iowans First

Over the last year, I’ve traveled to every corner of the state to listen and learn what’s important to Iowans. I’ve ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 15 – Wed. Feb. 21

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 15 – Wed. Feb. 21

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 15 – Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 2119       Fish CAFO Calculation. Changes the calculation of fish under 25 grams for fish being raised in confined animal feeding operation ...

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Mount Vernon Public Works Employee Christian Andrews Announces Bid for State Representative

Mount Vernon Public Works Employee Christian Andrews Announces Bid for State Representative

Mount Vernon, Iowa – Public works employee Christian Andrews announced today that he will seek election as State Representative in House District 95, which includes parts of Linn and Buchanan counties. The seat is currently held by Rep. Louie Zumbach ...

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Former Educator Karen Larson Announces her Candidacy for Iowa House District 1

Former Educator Karen Larson Announces her Candidacy for Iowa House District 1

Karen A. Larson will formally announce her candidacy to win the seat for the Iowa House of Representatives District 1 in Spirit Lake, Iowa on Tuesday, February 20th. The announcement will take place in the Spirit Lake Library Community Room at 702 16 ...

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First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, February 16, the Legislature hit the first 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 ...

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Former Educational Audiologist and Community Volunteer Joan Marttila Announces Run for Iowa House District 94

Former Educational Audiologist and Community Volunteer Joan Marttila Announces Run for Iowa House District 94

Bettendorf, Iowa -- Joan Marttila, mom, wife, retired Area Education Agency audiologist, and community volunteer, announced her candidacy today for Iowa House District 94, which includes Bettendorf, Panorama Park, and Riverdale. “Iowa deserves to be ...

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Manning Resident and Attorney Peter Leo Announces Campaign for Iowa House of Representatives

Manning Resident and Attorney Peter Leo Announces Campaign for Iowa House of Representatives

MANNING, IA – Peter Leo, 33, a local attorney and resident of Manning, has joined the District Twelve race for the Iowa House of Representatives. District twelve is made up of Audubon, Carroll and eastern Crawford counties. A third-generation Iowan, ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 2260       Pesticides in Lakes. Creates a new civil penalty for applying pesticides into lakes without a license. (passed committee 2 ...

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