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Next Steps in the Fight for Iowa Medical Cannabis Reforms

By |2019-07-01T10:07:34-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program say they will keep fighting for reforms overwhelmingly vetoed by Governor Reynolds. “Representative Forbes and I called on our colleagues to join us in calling for a special session to overturn Governor Reynold misguided veto of modest improvements to Iowa medical cannabis program,” said [...]

Ross Wilburn Wins Democratic Nomination for Special Election in Ames

By |2019-07-02T14:24:06-05:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

Ross Wilburn was selected by local Democrats today to be the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the special election set for Tuesday, August 6 in Story County.  The special election was called after former State Representative Lisa Heddens of Ames resigned to take a seat on the Story County Board of Supervisors. “I’m honored to [...]

New Laws Starting July 1

By |2019-06-28T11:55:30-05:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|Tags: , |

A host of new laws will take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year. A number of bi-partisan bills were passed during the 2019 Legislative Session designed to protect Iowans.  In an effort to curb the abuse of opioids in Iowa, a new law will make it easier for those seeking [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10

By |2019-04-11T14:33:12-05:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 4 – Wed. April 10, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 674        Automated Traffic Enforcement. Establishes traffic camera regulation for local cities and law enforcement (passed House Appropriations 15-9) to House Calendar. HF 756         Federal Block Grants. Allocates Federal block grant appropriations to various State Agencies. (Passed the House 96-0) to [...]

Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

By |2019-04-08T11:55:24-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

On Friday, March 8, 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 budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee is dead for the year. Click to see the full [...]

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3

By |2019-04-04T16:22:33-05:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 28 – Wed. April 3, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 170          Agriculture Extension Offices.  Changes the dates and process for filling vacancies on ag extension councils.  (passed Committee 21-0) to House Calendar SF 548          Land Purchase Prevention. Prohibits the use of non-point source water pollution control projects that receive [...]

House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

By |2019-04-01T16:09:08-05:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

After UnitedHealthcare announced they are leaving Iowa on Friday, Iowa House Democrats offered a plan today to finally end Medicaid privatization and put Iowans back in charge of health care. “Enough is enough. With 425,000 Iowans facing another disruption in their health care, it’s time for the Iowa Legislature to act now and end Medicaid privatization.  [...]

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