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Ross Wilburn Wins Special Election in Story County

By |2019-08-07T09:28:29-05:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

Ross Wilburn of Ames won election to the Iowa House of Representatives on Tuesday night 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 in June. “I’m honored and humbled to be the next State Representative from [...]

High School Students Encouraged to Serve as Iowa Legislative Pages

By |2019-08-09T10:09:44-05:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

The Iowa Legislature is looking for high school students to learn more about the legislative process by applying to serve as a Legislative Page in the Iowa House of Representatives for the 2020 legislative session. Legislative Pages provide invaluable assistance to representatives and staff by running errands, delivering messages, and distributing bills and amendments.  Pages will [...]

House Democrats Call for Immediate Oversight Hearing on Foxhoven Illegal Action Claim

By |2019-07-22T10:45:22-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Recent News|

Des Moines, IA -- State Representative Ruth Ann Gaines, Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee submitted a formal letter to the House Oversight Committee to open an investigation into the forced resignation of former Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven and questions of illegal action. “It's the constitutional duty of the Iowa Legislature to [...]

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 [...]

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