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

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

    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 money ...

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

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

    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 La ...

  • Second Funnel: List of Bills

    Second Funnel: List of Bills

    On Friday, March 31, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the "funnel". While there are a few except ...

  • Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017

    Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar....

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 362          Animal Pathogens on Fairgrounds.  A state or county fair ...

FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

Over the last six years, legislative Republicans have touted budget “principles” in an effort to convince Iowans they are responsible stewards of tax dollars. However, as the stat ...

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Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services Democrat ...

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Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

A new survey of Iowa Superintendents has found that about 2/3 of them will be forced to raise class size, cut teachers, and reduce opportunities for students if lawmakers approve ...

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2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Thank you, Madam Speaker. Let me begin my remarks with a humble congratulations to you and your colleagues beca ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

Inside the Iowa House: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

Warning: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse The 2017 Legislative session starts on Monday and Iowans should know there’s trouble ahead. Swept into office with political outsider Tru ...

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House Democrats Select 2017 Committee Assignments

House Democrats Select 2017 Committee Assignments

House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown today announced committee assignments and appointed the Ranking Members of House Committees for the 2017 legislative session. “H ...

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