Friday, December 14, 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, ...

Local Officials Survey: GOP Broken Promise on Backfill Will Lead to Higher Property Taxes, Cuts in Services

Local Officials Survey: GOP Broken Promise on Backfill Will Lead to Higher Property Taxes, Cuts in Services

 A new survey of local elected officials released today found Iowans will be facing higher property taxes and cuts in local services next year if Republicans enact their plan to e ...

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Trade War Could Devastate Iowa’s Ag Economy

Trade War Could Devastate Iowa’s Ag Economy

Iowans are deeply concerned about a looming trade war that could impact Iowa pork, soybeans, ethanol, and other agricultural exports. The President’s decision to impose $60 billio ...

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Bill Attempts to Improve School Security

Bill Attempts to Improve School Security

The House has agreed with the Senate language addressing school security plans, and the bill has been sent to the Governor. Under the legislation public and non-public schools wou ...

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Budget Cuts Signed into Law; Questions Remain at State House

Budget Cuts Signed into Law; Questions Remain at State House

As Governor Reynolds signed $35 million of budget cuts in to law this week, it is looking more and more likely that lawmakers will be working overtime to close out the 2018 legisl ...

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Senate Begins Work on New Voucher Plan

Senate Begins Work on New Voucher Plan

The Iowa Senate has begun work on a new bill that would shift hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars from public schools to private schools. The bill creates a new voucher progr ...

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Winter Energy Bill Assistance Ends April 1

Winter Energy Bill Assistance Ends April 1

With the winter season coming to an end, some Iowans who are experiencing hardships may have their utilities shut off as the Iowa's winter moratorium law ends April 1. The morator ...

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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 22 – Wed. March 28

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 22 – Wed. March 28

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 22 – Wed. March 28, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations SF 2117       De-Appropriations. The agreed to de-appropriations budget r ...

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