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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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Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, New Report Shows

Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, New Report Shows

According to a new report released by the State Ombudsman Office, there has been a 157% increase in Medicaid-related problems reported to the agency in 2017. Most of these complai ...

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