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House Passes a 1-Year Plan to Assist Transportation Costs for Schools

House Passes a 1-Year Plan to Assist Transportation Costs for Schools

The Iowa House has passed a bill that would provide temporary relief of one year to schools with the highest transportation costs. Last year, the Senate passed a bill with a compr ...

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First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, February 16, 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 exc ...

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House Holds Public Hearing on Budget Cuts

House Holds Public Hearing on Budget Cuts

At the request of House Democrats, the House held a special public hearing on the proposed budget cuts from the Governor and Republican lawmakers. The public hearing was a chance ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 8 – Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 2260       Pesticides in Lakes. Creates a new civil penalty fo ...

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Statement from House Democrats on Governor’s Tax Plan

Statement from House Democrats on Governor’s Tax Plan

Statement from House Democrats on Governor’s Tax Plan Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee: “Before session began, House Democrat ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 1 – Wed. Feb. 7

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 1 – Wed. Feb. 7

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 1 – Wed. Feb. 7, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 2111       Controversies Involving Fence Viewers. Creates confl ...

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CHARTS: K-12 School Funding Vs. Iowa Corporate Tax Credits

CHARTS: K-12 School Funding Vs. Iowa Corporate Tax Credits

The first chart shows the dramatic rise in business tax credits the chart while the below chart shows several years the dramatic decline in per pupil funding.   ...

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