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FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

Over the last six years, legislative Republicans have touted budget “principles” in an effort to convince Iowans they are responsible stewards of tax dollars. However, as the stat ...

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Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services Democrat ...

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Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

A new survey of Iowa Superintendents has found that about 2/3 of them will be forced to raise class size, cut teachers, and reduce opportunities for students if lawmakers approve ...

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2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Thank you, Madam Speaker. Let me begin my remarks with a humble congratulations to you and your colleagues beca ...

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House Democrats Select 2017 Committee Assignments

House Democrats Select 2017 Committee Assignments

House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown today announced committee assignments and appointed the Ranking Members of House Committees for the 2017 legislative session. “H ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Iowa Republicans Have Gone Trump

Inside the Iowa House: Iowa Republicans Have Gone Trump

Inside the Iowa House: Iowa Republicans Have Gone Trump By Democratic Leader Mark Smith As a lifetime resident of Iowa, I am proud of our state’s progressive history. We were vehe ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Time to Pull the Plug on Branstad’s Medicaid Mess?

Inside the Iowa House: Time to Pull the Plug on Branstad’s Medicaid Mess?

Time to Pull the Plug on Branstad’s Medicaid Mess? By Democratic Leader Mark Smith A few months ago, Governor Terry Branstad and Republicans privatized health care for over 500,00 ...

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