‘2013 Session Information’ Archives
House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy today announced that State Representative Dave Jacoby of Coralville has been appointed to be the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee for the 2014 Legislative Session. “Rep. Jacoby is a veteran of the Iowa House who understands the impact the state budget has on building a strong middle [...]
After a 30 year wait, the Governor will sign a bi-partisan property tax agreement into law today to reduce commercial property taxes and strengthen the middle class. The business property tax credit created in the bill will focus relief on small businesses first. Once fully implemented, the credit will provide property tax relief on the [...]
House Democrats began the 2013 session committed to creating jobs and growing Iowa’s economy so middle class families can get ahead. Unlike the partisan gridlock in Washington DC, we were able to work together and create new opportunities for families across Iowa. While keeping the state budget balanced, we made great progress this year [...]
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 costs more.
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 bills dealing with taxes and appropriations, the only bills still eligible for debate this year have been approved by a House and Senate Committees. Here is the full [...]