Friday, November 17, 2017

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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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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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