Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans will stop at nothing to reward corporate special interests while ignoring the hard-working Iowans in th ...

Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Republican lawmakers at the State Capitol are fast tracking their bill to shortchange public schools. They just don ...

Inside the Iowa House:  Iowans Pay for Republican Budget Mess

The first order of business this session for Governor Branstad and Republican lawmakers is fixing the state budget ...

Monica Kurth Wins Special Election in HD 89

Democrat Monica Kurth won big in today's House District 89 special election. The seat was vacated when Rep. Jim Lyk ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 16 – Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 16 – Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 16 – Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HSB 86         Electrical Work on Farms.   The bill will allow any electrical work on a farm if the person doing the work is an owner, relative ...

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Seven weeks into legislative session,  Republicans still breaking promises to create jobs, grow incomes

Seven weeks into legislative session, Republicans still breaking promises to create jobs, grow incomes

(Des Moines) Today House and Senate Democratic Leaders pointed out that the Republicans in charge of state government continue to break promises to create jobs and increase family incomes. “In 2009, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds promise ...

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Inside the Iowa House: The Special Interest Fix

Inside the Iowa House: The Special Interest Fix

  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 ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 9 – Wed. Feb. 15, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 9 – Wed. Feb. 15, 2017

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 ...

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Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

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 ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb 2 – Wed. Feb. 8, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb 2 – Wed. Feb. 8, 2017

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 ...

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Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

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. ...

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