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2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this year and leading the fight for everyday Iowa ...

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Democratic Leaders Call on Governor to Expand Investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

Democratic Leaders Call on Governor to Expand Investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

The leaders of the Iowa House and Senate Democrats today called on Governor Kim Reynolds to expand the independent investigation of David Jamison and the Iowa Finance Authority. “The fallout from the ...

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Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

The Governor has signed into law a bill preventing practices that shamed students in school, if they could not pay their lunch debt. Iowa has become the ninth state to pass a law protecting children u ...

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Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Last week, Governor Reynolds privately signed a controversial anti-immigration bill into law which takes effect July 1, 2018. While the bill is designed to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” in Iowa, th ...

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Free Fishing Weekend in June

Free Fishing Weekend in June

With the weather getting nicer people are excited to get outdoors to fish. People fishing over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa fishing license. Fishing licenses for Iowa residents range from $9.5 ...

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Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200, takes steps to safeguard veterans from organizations wanting to charge individuals ...

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Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches Becomes Law

Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches Becomes Law

A bill that provides more protections for consumers that have their credit stolen became law recently. Senate File 2177 expanded options for consumers to get a security freeze, which is a notice place ...

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