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State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

Des Moines, Iowa – In a letter sent to lawmakers and the Governor today, State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald raised new questions about Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to borrow from the ...

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Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today sent a letter to State Auditor Mary Mosiman requesti ...

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Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis

Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis

Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis From Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee "For the third time this year, Gov. Reynold ...

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Memo to Reporters: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess

Memo to Reporters: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess

MEMO To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: September 19, 2017 Re: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’ ...

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Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, ...

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Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a cr ...

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Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - spec ...

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