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  • Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

    Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in th...

    Despite objections from thousands of Iowans, Republicans at the State Capitol unraveled 40 years of teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, and other working Iowans having a voice ...

  • 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 mos ...

  • New Changes for Voting Iowans

    New Changes for Voting Iowans

    Voters in Iowa will have more hurdles and less time to vote after Republican lawmakers approved new changes to Iowa’s elections this legislative session. The changes include shorte ...

  • 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, governme ...

First Funnel 2017: List of Eligible Bills

First Funnel 2017: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 3rd, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the "funnel". While there are a few excep ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 23 – Wed. Mar. 1, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 23 – Wed. Mar. 1, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 23 – Wed. Mar 1, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 316         Des Moines Waterworks Dissolution. The bill mandates the el ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Vouchers On the Way?

Inside the Iowa House: Vouchers On the Way?

According to the special interests running the show for Republicans at the State Capitol these days, the next priority of the Iowa Legislature will be vouchers that siphon funding ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 16 – Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 16 – Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 16 – Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HSB 86         Electrical Work on Farms.   The bill will allow any elect ...

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Seven Weeks in to Session, Republicans Still Breaking Promises to Create Jobs

Seven Weeks in to Session, Republicans Still Breaking Promises to Create Jobs

Today House and Senate Democratic Leaders pointed out that the Republicans in charge of state government continue to break promises to create jobs and increase family incomes. “In ...

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Inside the Iowa House: The Special Interest Fix

Inside the Iowa House: The Special Interest Fix

  The last two weeks have been the most contentious in my 17 years in the Legislature.   In just 10 days, Republican lawmakers and Governor Branstad unraveled Iowa’s successf ...

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Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans will stop at nothing to reward corporate special interests while ignoring the hard-working Iowans in their own districts. Thousands and thousands of Iowans have contac ...

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