Thursday, June 29, 2017

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  • Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, a ...

  • FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR IOWA HOUSE

    FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRA...

    Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribl ...

  • Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

    Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target...

    In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a cri ...

  • Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - speci ...

Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

On a straight party line vote, House Republicans turned back a school funding plan supported by school officials, teachers, and parents. “I’m disappointed that House Republicans h ...

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Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid

Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid

Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Our amendment will set supplemental state aid at 6%. This amount wasn’t plucked out ...

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Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

Iowans packed a special public hearing at the State Capitol tonight and overwhelmingly opposed a Republican school funding plan.  Aside from the Governor’s Office, just one Iowan ...

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Watch Education Public Hearing Live

Watch Education Public Hearing Live

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream   ...

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Live Stream of Education Public Hearing Tonight

Live Stream of Education Public Hearing Tonight

After Republicans moved to limit access to an education public hearing last week, House Democrats will live stream the hearing on Monday night so Iowans can watch and listen. Iowa ...

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House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

A public hearing scheduled Monday at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans has been scheduled in a committee room that isn’t big enough ...

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Superintendents Survey: Branstad Education Plan will Result in Fired Teachers, Overcrowed Classrooms

Superintendents Survey: Branstad Education Plan will Result in Fired Teachers, Overcrowed Classrooms

If approved, Governor Branstad’s education budget will hurt Iowa’s k12 schools, according to a survey of Iowa’s superintendents. “Superintendents told us the governor’s budget wil ...

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