Sunday, April 22, 2018

Category: 2018 Session Information

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  • Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

    Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

    A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200, takes steps to safeguard veterans from organizations wanting to ...

  • 2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18

    2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed...

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 2429       Transportation Budget. Appropriates a total of $380,792,669 ...

  • State Budget Remains Uncertain

    State Budget Remains Uncertain

    The scheduled date of adjournment has come and gone for the Iowa Legislature, but there is still a lot of work that remains on the state’s budget. The Iowa House took the first ste ...

  • Inside the Iowa House: Session Goes Into Overtime

    Inside the Iowa House: Session Goes Into Overtime

    The 2018 Legislature was scheduled to adjourn on Tuesday, April 17 but it won’t happen anytime soon.  That’s because another week has gone by and GOP leaders who control both the H ...

Volunteers Needed for State Park Spring Clean-up

Volunteers Needed for State Park Spring Clean-up

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) needs volunteers to help with state park spring cleaning. Throughout April and May, the DNR will be hosting volunteer days at parks ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 5 – Wed. April 11

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 5 – Wed. April 11

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 5 – Wed. April 11, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HSB 687      Agricultural Property Offense Surcharge. Creates a 35% surcha ...

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Educators to Now Receive Suicide Prevention Training

Educators to Now Receive Suicide Prevention Training

The Governor has signed a bill that addresses suicide prevention training for educators. By July 1, 2019, school boards are now required to have one hour of nationally recognized ...

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Controversial Gun Rights Constitutional Amendment Approved

Controversial Gun Rights Constitutional Amendment Approved

A proposal to amend the state constitution to include firearms rights has moved closer to being on the ballot for a statewide vote from Iowans. The amendment states the right to k ...

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Applications for Teacher of the Year

Applications for Teacher of the Year

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine educatio ...

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Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa has been signed into law. To fill critical gaps in the system, the new ...

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Tuition Rises Again after Budget Cuts

Tuition Rises Again after Budget Cuts

Students who plan on attending one of the state’s three public universities next year will be paying more money and taking on more debt to earn a degree. The Board of Regents (BOR ...

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