Monday, November 12, 2018

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  • 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, ...

  • Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to prevent suicide in Iowa. The money will be used to implement the “Zero Suicide” model acros ...

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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COMING UP TODAY: Will Republicans put aside DC politics and end the school funding crisis?

COMING UP TODAY: Will Republicans put aside DC politics and end the school funding crisis?

As schools hand out the final pink slips to teachers across Iowa today, Democrats said they will give House Republicans another chance to compromise and resolve the school funding ...

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Schools Lose 1,034 Educators Next Year

Schools Lose 1,034 Educators Next Year

Schools Lose 1,034 Educators Next Year 408 GOP Pink Slips; 626 Positions Left Open  As Republican gridlock pushes the school funding crisis to another week, Iowa superintendents a ...

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Republicans Refuse to Debate Anti-Bullying Bill

Republicans Refuse to Debate Anti-Bullying Bill

Republicans refused to debate the anti-bullying bill today in the Iowa House.  The bill was originally proposed by Governor Branstad and was approved on a bi-partisan 43-7 vote in ...

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219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year Web Page Launched on School Funding Crisis According to a survey of Iowa Superintendents, at least 219 tea ...

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House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early Des Moines, Iowa – Instead of working to reach compromise and resolve the school funding crisis, House Republicans ...

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