Thursday, June 29, 2017

Category: 2017 Session Information

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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, a ...

  • FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR IOWA HOUSE

    FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRA...

    Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribl ...

  • Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

    Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target...

    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 cri ...

  • 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 - speci ...

Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

Breast cancer affects every Iowan in different ways. According to the American Cancer Society, finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the mo ...

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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, governm ...

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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 wh ...

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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 Re ...

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Changes to Alcohol Policy Could Spur Economic Development

Changes to Alcohol Policy Could Spur Economic Development

The Legislature has approved sweeping changes to Iowa’s alcohol policy intended to encourage economic development and tourism across the state. Some of the main changes will allow ...

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GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

Lawmakers closed the 2017 legislative session putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget as well as addressing a $131 million state budget deficit in fiscal year ...

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Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Session Ends

Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Session Ends

Democrats opened the 2017 Iowa Legislature ready to work together with the Republican-led majority to make progress for all Iowans again.  But Republicans chose a different path t ...

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