Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Category: 2013 Session Information

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  • New Changes for Voting Iowans

    New Changes for Voting Iowans

    Voters in Iowa will have more hurdles and less time to vote after Republican lawmakers approved new changes to Iowa’s elections this legislative session. The changes include shorte ...

  • Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

    Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

    Local governments ability to screen contractors and control costs on large projects are now banned after action taken by Republican lawmakers this year. After the new law, governme ...

  • Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

    Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

    Iowa has joined the majority of other states in the country that have stricter laws for drivers who text and drive. Previously, Iowans could not be pulled over for only texting whi ...

  • Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

    Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

    Iowa homeowners whose quality of life or property values have been impacted by confined feeding operations (CAFOS) may now have even fewer options. Under a bill approved by the Rep ...

New Laws Hit the Books July 1

New Laws Hit the Books July 1

Several new laws will hit the books on July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year, here just a few highlights: $17 million to help local businesses expand and bring new jobs ...

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Know the Facts on Affordable Healthcare Expansion

Know the Facts on Affordable Healthcare Expansion

Here is an update with latest numbers on affordable healthcare expansion in Iowa. Democrats are supporting Medicaid expansion but the proposed Republican plan covers fewer and cos ...

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Second Funnel: Bills Still Eligable for Debate

Second Funnel: Bills Still Eligable for Debate

This week marks the second self-imposed deadline in the Legislature that winnows the number of bills still eligible for debate and move toward adjournment for the year. Except for ...

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1st Funnel List: Bills Still Alive

1st Funnel List: Bills Still Alive

The Iowa Legislature's first funnel is over and hundreds of bills are dead this week.   Except for bills dealing with taxes and appropriations, the only bills still eligible for d ...

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Extreme Republican Agenda Dead

Extreme Republican Agenda Dead

Iowa Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme agenda in Iowa history. Fortunately, many pieces of their extreme agenda are dead and here are the highlights: Republicans on ...

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Middle-Class Agenda Moves Ahead

Middle-Class Agenda Moves Ahead

This week, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline we use to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget ...

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Rep. Miller Joins Cancer Survivors to Push for Better Breast Cancer Screening

Rep. Miller Joins Cancer Survivors to Push for Better Breast Cancer Screening

State Representative Helen Miller of Ft. Dodge joined a group of breast cancer survivors and supporters at the Capitol this week encouraging legislators to improve breast cancer s ...

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