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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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Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Instead of raising wages, Republican lawmakers approved a bill this year to lower wages for 65,000 Iowans. After waiting for Iowa lawmakers to act for nearly a decade, four Iowa c ...

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Insurance Autism Coverage Approved

Insurance Autism Coverage Approved

There are limited resources for coverage of autism services for minors provided by the State of Iowa. The Autism Support Program provides payments for applied behavioral analysis ...

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2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks By House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) Thank you Madam Speaker. First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 438         Housing Assistance from Veterans Trust Fund. States that mone ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 617         IDALS Code Cleanup.  Iowa Department of Agriculture and L ...

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