Saturday, December 15, 2018

Category: 2018 Session Information

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  • Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    PRICHARD TO LEAD IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATS Oldson Elected As Democratic Whip Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City was elected today to serve as the new ...

  • Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every ...

  • Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

    Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory B...

    The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judicial retention this year called the Voters Judicial Directory.  Th ...

  • Fall Trout Stocking

    Fall Trout Stocking

    Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  During the months of October and November, the DNR will release 1, ...

New Laws Taking Effect July 1

New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Iowans should be aware of several changes we made to Iowa law beginning on July 1 that could impact their lives. This year, we worked together to expand the mental health system i ...

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Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

In the closing hours of the 2018 session, Republicans rushed through a massive $2.8 billion tax bill with little time to let anyone review the bill or get input from Iowans.  This ...

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Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to thank and support Iowa’s veterans and their families for the services and sacrifices they’ve made for our state and country. Several b ...

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Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” devices attached to gas pumps and ATM’s. Senate File 2177 gives ...

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Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers. Even before session began ...

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REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources budget this year. The ...

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