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Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

Lawmakers called on the House Oversight Committee to continue their work reviewing the cases of the two teenage girls who died recently and take additional steps quickly to prevent other tragedies. Le ...

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Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, and for those seeking ...

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Fairfield Veterinarian Phil Miller to Seek Democratic Nomination for Iowa House

Fairfield Veterinarian Phil Miller to Seek Democratic Nomination for Iowa House

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribly saddened by the de ...

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Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a criminal offense where ...

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Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - specifically handguns. Ho ...

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New Laws Taking Effect July 1

New Laws Taking Effect July 1

With the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, a host of new laws will take effect on July 1 relating to public health, workforce, and public safety. Lawmakers took action this session to stop texting ...

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Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

The legislature made several changes to stop domestic abuse this session, including mandatory minimums for repeat offenses of domestic abuse and better tracking and monitoring of abusers. The approved ...

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