2018 Session Information

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105 Iowa Public Schools Closed as GOP School Funding Hits Another Record Low

By |2018-02-07T07:33:19-05:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Des Moines, IA — A new analysis of public school buildings released today found 105 public schools have closed since Republicans took over the Iowa House. For seven of the last eight years, GOP lawmakers have provided the lowest increases in public school funding in Iowa history. “Closing public schools has a devastating impact on neighborhoods, [...]

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Jan. 8 – Wed. Jan. 31

By |2018-02-09T10:42:50-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Mon. Jan 8 – Wed. Jan 31, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 512          Water Quality. Funds water quality efforts by creating a new water excise tax. The legislation exempts sales and use tax of water by a water utility, then creates a new water excise tax of which, when fully implemented, [...]

Inside the Iowa House: Putting Iowans First

By |2018-01-29T13:17:00-05:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Over the last year, I’ve traveled to every corner of the state to listen and learn what’s important to Iowans. I’ve learned that Iowans don’t ask for much and they are also extremely tired of politics as usual. They just want a decent paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. I heard [...]

Iowa Democratic Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

By |2018-01-25T10:26:45-05:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

        Iowa Democratic Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan Focus On Improving Lives for Everyday Iowans Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First. The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans. “Iowans don’t ask for much. They just [...]

Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

By |2018-01-09T14:27:49-05:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

2018 Legislative Session: Opening Day Comments Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith To watch the full video of Representative's Smith's remarks go to: https://www.facebook.com/representativemarksmith/videos/1548648385172057/ Thank you, Madam Speaker and good morning members of the Iowa House of Representatives. I especially want to welcome Representative Jon Jacobsen and Representative Phil Miller, who were elected in special elections [...]

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON DEPT. OF REVENUE TAX UPDATE

By |2018-01-05T16:12:21-05:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Recent News|

Friday, January 5, 2018 For More Information, Contact: Rep. Dave Jacoby, 319-430-9793   Rep. Dave Jacoby, Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee: “Even with the new data provided today by the Department of Revenue, the state budget is still in deficit and it isn’t even enough to pay back the money Republicans put [...]

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