Friday, June 23, 2017

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  • Hall: Build Iowa’s Skilled Workforce

    Hall: Build Iowa’s Skilled Workforce

    Rep. Chris Hall of Sioux City talks about building Iowa's skilled workforce through job training at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He supports a plan to expand ...

  • 2013 Iowa Legislature Starts Work Today

    2013 Iowa Legislature Starts Work Today

    The 2013 Iowa Legislature convened at 10 am today. There are 26 new members of the Iowa House this year. The 110 day session is scheduled to adjourn on May 3rd. Here is House Democ ...

  • Rep. Petersen's Retirement Remarks

    Rep. Petersen's Retirement Remarks

    State Representative Janet Petersen reflects on her 12 years in the Iowa House of Representatives during her retirement speech on the House floor Tuesday, April 17th. ...

  • Rep. Willems Retirement Remarks to the House

    Rep. Willems Retirement Remarks to the House

    After serving two terms, Representative Nate Willems of Lisbon is retiring from the Iowa House. ...

GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

Lawmakers closed the 2017 legislative session putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget as well as addressing a $131 million state budget deficit in fiscal year ...

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FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

Over the last six years, legislative Republicans have touted budget “principles” in an effort to convince Iowans they are responsible stewards of tax dollars. However, as the stat ...

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Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services Democrat ...

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Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

A non-partisan group of budget experts met last week and they continue to be optimistic about Iowa’s economy, with job growth improving and unemployment claims down. For the curre ...

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State Budget Hearings Begin this Month

State Budget Hearings Begin this Month

The Legislature will be working on the fiscal year 2016 budget when the new General Assembly convenes in January. At that time, the Legislature will review the budget requests mad ...

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State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

The state’s non-partisan budget experts met this week and reported the state has a balanced budget with over $1 billion in surplus and reserves. They also expect continued growth ...

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Republicans Play Shell Game with Education Reform

Republicans Play Shell Game with Education Reform

Just a day after approving the education reform bill, House Republicans outlined their shell game to pay for the reforms by taking $20 million from class size reduction funds that ...

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