Friday, December 14, 2018

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  • Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    PRICHARD TO LEAD IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATS Oldson Elected As Democratic Whip Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City was elected today to serve as the new ...

  • 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, ...

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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