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Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Session Ends

Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Session Ends

Democrats opened the 2017 Iowa Legislature ready to work together with the Republican-led majority to make progress for all Iowans again.  But Republicans chose a different path this session. And Iowa ...

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Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Instead of raising wages, Republican lawmakers approved a bill this year to lower wages for 65,000 Iowans. After waiting for Iowa lawmakers to act for nearly a decade, four Iowa counties recently incr ...

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Insurance Autism Coverage Approved

Insurance Autism Coverage Approved

There are limited resources for coverage of autism services for minors provided by the State of Iowa. The Autism Support Program provides payments for applied behavioral analysis treatment for autism ...

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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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