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 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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Rivers and Waterways Study Committee Offers Recommendations

Rivers and Waterways Study Committee Offers Recommendations

Earlier this fall, the legislative Rivers and Waterways Study Committee asked for public input on how to protect Iowa's Rivers. Based on the amount of public comments received fro ...

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Public Input Needed on How to Protect Iowa Rivers

Public Input Needed on How to Protect Iowa Rivers

What are your suggestions for restoring the quality of Iowa's rivers and waterways? A legislative Rivers and Waterways Study Committee has been charged with "developing recommenda ...

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New Biofuels Program will Expand E-30 and Biodiesel

New Biofuels Program will Expand E-30 and Biodiesel

A new biofuels pilot program called “Fueling Our Future,” has been created  to assist in expanding the market for biofuels blends. Federal and state dollars will be used to establ ...

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ISENHART TO ATTEND ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

ISENHART TO ATTEND ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

State Rep. Chuck Isenhart (D-Dubuque) will attend the Midwest/Great Lakes meeting of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators in Chicago, Dec. 8-10. Isenhart is ranking me ...

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Nuclear Energy Debate Scheduled for Today

Nuclear Energy Debate Scheduled for Today

Today the Iowa House is scheduled to debate whether Iowa should build a nuclear energy plant. House File 561 establishes the regulatory construct and regulatory certainty that is ...

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