Sunday, April 22, 2018

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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 ...

  • Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches Becomes Law

    Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches ...

    A bill that provides more protections for consumers that have their credit stolen became law recently. Senate File 2177 expanded options for consumers to get a security freeze, whi ...

  • 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 ...

  • Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War

    Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse ...

    Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War Democratic lawmakers in the Iowa House filed a resolution today calling on Iowa Republican elected of ...

New Student Assessment Approval Process

New Student Assessment Approval Process

The Department of Education is required to issue a new bid process for the assessment that Iowa will use in public schools, and the State Board of Education will evaluate and make ...

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Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Republican lawmakers at the State Capitol are fast tracking their bill to shortchange public schools. They just don't want to listen to Iowans. They’ve proposed just a 1.1% increa ...

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Iowa ACT Scores #1 in the Nation

Iowa ACT Scores #1 in the Nation

Iowa's 2016 high school students had a 22.1 average ACT score, the highest composite score in the country. The national average was 20.8. Iowa had the highest in three of the four ...

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Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if  State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

According to a new survey, over 90% of school administrators said another year of stagnant state funding would lead to higher class sizes in their own school. “Iowa’s local educat ...

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2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Legislative Session: Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Welcome back to all of you. And let me first say congratulations to you Madam Speaker and Leader H ...

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House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

Iowa House Democrats called for a special session today to override Governor Branstad’s veto of $56 million for k-12 schools and make educating Iowa students a top priority again. ...

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Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Branstad Veto of $56 million for k-12 Schools: With Governor Branstad’s veto today, Republicans have made clear our k-12 publi ...

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