2018 Session Information

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Statement on New Analysis of GOP Tax Plan

By |2018-03-01T08:36:56-05:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Recent News|

Statement from House Democrats on New Analysis of GOP Tax Plan from Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee “The GOP’s tax plan is worse than advertised. It’s got $790 million in new corporate tax giveaways and another oversized tax break for millionaires while low income Iowans get little. The [...]

Summer Food Programs, Partners Needed

By |2018-02-28T14:59:56-05:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

For nearly 200,000 Iowa children, the absence of meals served during the regular school day causes the reality of lack of nourishment during the summer time. To help curb this hunger tide, local sponsors are needed for a federally funded summer meal program aimed at children in low-income areas of the state. The U.S. Department of [...]

Deadline to Comment on Water Quality Standards March 30th

By |2018-02-28T14:39:19-05:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Every three years the Department of Natural Resources reviews water quality standards. As part of the review, the DNR solicits public comments on the standards. These comments can be submitted in writing. The DNR prioritizes issues identified in the comments and develops a work plan to address those concerns. The review process is part of a [...]

Memorial Day Weekend Campsite Reservations Available Feb. 25th

By |2018-02-28T14:42:37-05:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Online reservations for campsites at Iowa’s state parks are available starting Sunday, February 25th. This year, 75% of campsites can be reserved online and 25% can be reserved at the park on a first-come first-serve basis. Previously only 50% of campsites could be reserved online. A bill that would allow up to 100% of campsites to [...]

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 15 – Wed. Feb. 21

By |2018-02-22T15:24:30-05:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 15 – Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 2119       Fish CAFO Calculation. Changes the calculation of fish under 25 grams for fish being raised in confined animal feeding operations (passed House 97-0) to Senate Agriculture HF 2340       Controversies Involving Fence Viewers. Creates conflict of interest criteria [...]

Sports Betting Bill Passes the First Hurdle

By |2018-03-01T15:10:15-05:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Iowans soon may not have to fly to Las Vegas to bet on their favorite sporting activity and could be able to place a bet right here in Iowa. A House committee recently approved legalizing sports betting in the state under the jurisdiction of Iowa’s existing casinos, pending a U. S. Supreme Court ruling. States across [...]

House Moves to Protect Consumers Identity from Skimming Devices

By |2018-03-01T08:41:10-05:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

The Iowa House passed legislation to help protect consumers from devices designed to skim or scan credit card numbers used at places like ATMs and gas pumps. While current Iowa law provides some protections for consumers, the bill will expand the types of devices that are covered to reflect new technology and assure that criminals using [...]

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