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2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks By House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) Thank you Madam Speaker. First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this year a ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 438         Housing Assistance from Veterans Trust Fund. States that money from the Veterans T ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 617         IDALS Code Cleanup.  Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship code ...

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Second Funnel: List of Bills

Second Funnel: List of Bills

On Friday, March 31, the Legislature hit the second 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 bud ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 362          Animal Pathogens on Fairgrounds.  A state or county fair is not liable for d ...

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Surplus to Deficits — The GOP Budget Mess

Surplus to Deficits — The GOP Budget Mess

Memo To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: March 29, 2017 Re: Surplus to Deficit -- The GOP Budget Mess As the Legislature approac ...

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

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

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 16 – Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 447          CAFO Nuisance Excemption.  Creates a permanent nuisance category for confine ...

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