Sunday, May 28, 2017

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  • Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

    Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in th...

    Despite objections from thousands of Iowans, Republicans at the State Capitol unraveled 40 years of teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, and other working Iowans having a voice ...

  • Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

    Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

    Breast cancer affects every Iowan in different ways. According to the American Cancer Society, finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the mos ...

  • New Changes for Voting Iowans

    New Changes for Voting Iowans

    Voters in Iowa will have more hurdles and less time to vote after Republican lawmakers approved new changes to Iowa’s elections this legislative session. The changes include shorte ...

  • Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

    Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

    Local governments ability to screen contractors and control costs on large projects are now banned after action taken by Republican lawmakers this year. After the new law, governme ...

Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

Iowa homeowners whose quality of life or property values have been impacted by confined feeding operations (CAFOS) may now have even fewer options. Under a bill approved by the Re ...

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Republicans Slash Millions from Water Quality Plan Passed Just 3 Days Ago

Republicans Slash Millions from Water Quality Plan Passed Just 3 Days Ago

In a spending plan released by Republicans today, lawmakers learned efforts to improve water quality passed just three days ago would now be scaled back by $2 million next year. “ ...

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Tree Grants Available from the DNR

Tree Grants Available from the DNR

Two state programs are offering tree grants to communities to help with tree care, inventory, and pest management and provide hands on opportunities for kids to plant trees in the ...

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2014 Session Recap: Governor Vetoes $9 Million in Added Money to REAP

2014 Session Recap: Governor Vetoes $9 Million in Added Money to REAP

The Legislature ended the session with  $25 million for the Resource Enhancement and Protection Fund, often referred to as REAP, from annual funding sources this year. In their 20 ...

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2014 Session Recap: Renewable Energy Tax Credits Expanded

2014 Session Recap: Renewable Energy Tax Credits Expanded

Several bills passed this session will extend renewable energy efforts across the state. Senate File 2340 triples the amount of tax credits that are available to Iowans for instal ...

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Celebrating 25 Years of REAP

Celebrating 25 Years of REAP

The Iowa House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution this week commending all Iowans who have contributed their time, energy, and commitment to ensure the success of ...

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Republicans Work to Shut Down Iowa Wind Energy Industry

Republicans Work to Shut Down Iowa Wind Energy Industry

Iowa House Republicans are working on two bills this week that will shut down Iowa’s growing wind energy industry, which currently employs thousands of Iowans. “Over the last deca ...

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