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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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Lawmakers to File Emergency Bill on Propane Crisis

Lawmakers to File Emergency Bill on Propane Crisis

To deal with a propane crisis that has more than doubled the price this week, State Representatives Joe Riding of Altoona and Todd Prichard of Charles City are filing an emergency ...

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