2011 Session Information

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Watch Live: House Opens Debate on Woman's Health and Pregnancy

By |2011-03-31T15:16:12-05:00March 31st, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

Watch live stream of the debate on woman's health and pregnancy here. Free Videos by Ustream.TV Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell's opening comments on HF 657. Make no doubt about it, HF 657 puts our daughter’s lives and health at risk. This bill is an extreme measure which is being sold to us as a way to keep [...]

State Budget Estimates Continue to Grow

By |2011-03-28T11:04:28-05:00March 28th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) held their quarterly meeting on Friday and increased their revenue estimate for FY 2011 from 3.1% to 3.9% .  The increase in the revenue estimate represents a $48.6 million increase in revenues from their previous estimate. Two of the three REC members were very bullish on the strength of Iowa’s economy, [...]

House to Debate Dove Hunting Today

By |2011-03-23T10:39:57-05:00March 23rd, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Environment, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Iowa House will consider today legislation that will allow the Iowa Natural Resources Commission to set a mourning dove hunting season. From Radio Iowa: Dove hunting update March 23, 2011 by O.Kay Henderson · Leave a Comment The Iowa Senate yesterday took about four minutes to pass a bill that would allow dove hunting in [...]

DM Register Editorial: Politics Over Problem Solving

By |2011-03-21T07:58:18-05:00March 21st, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Republican lead House continues to put politics over problem solving by breaking their campaign promises and doing nothing to create jobs and help middle class families. Below is the Des Moines Register's editorial from Saturday, March 19. Politics over problem-solving Written by The Register's editorial Every Legislature tends to have a silly season in the [...]

Republicans Vote to End Collective Bargaining

By |2011-03-11T17:18:39-05:00March 11th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY ON VOTE TO END COLLECTIVE BARGAINING “Like Wisconsin, Republicans in Iowa will stop at nothing to take away rights from police officers, fire fighters, state troopers, teachers, correctional officers and other hard-working Iowans. This bill to end collective bargaining is worse than the bill approved in Wisconsin earlier today. [...]

Live Now: Debate Continues for a Third Day on Collective Bargaining

By |2011-03-11T08:25:28-05:00March 11th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: |

The third day of debate starts today for House File 525 that ends collective bargaining and takes away rights from police officers, fire fighters, state troopers, teachers, correctional officers and other workers who clear our streets after a snow storm and protect Iowa kids in abusive homes. Watch the live Iowa House debate below. Live video [...]

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