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K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

For yet another year, Iowa’s public schools will endure low state funding and will be forced to raise class size and reduce new opportunities for students next year. When adjusted ...

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GOP Tax Giveaways Favor Wealthy, Corporations

GOP Tax Giveaways Favor Wealthy, Corporations

On the last day of session, Republican lawmakers pushed through a $2.7 billion tax proposal that disproportionately benefits the wealthy and special interests. The bill came in sp ...

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Budget Mismanagement Leaves State with Cuts, Deficit

Budget Mismanagement Leaves State with Cuts, Deficit

Earlier in the year, Governor Reynolds signed $35 million of budget cuts in to law. These cuts to the services Iowans depend on and the state’s on-going budget crisis were the mai ...

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2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this year and leading the fi ...

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Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

The Governor has signed into law a bill preventing practices that shamed students in school, if they could not pay their lunch debt. Iowa has become the ninth state to pass a law ...

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Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Last week, Governor Reynolds privately signed a controversial anti-immigration bill into law which takes effect July 1, 2018. While the bill is designed to ban so-called “sanctuar ...

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Free Fishing Weekend in June

Free Fishing Weekend in June

With the weather getting nicer people are excited to get outdoors to fish. People fishing over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa fishing license. Fishing licenses for Iowa resi ...

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