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  • 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 ...

  • Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

    Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

    Iowa has joined the majority of other states in the country that have stricter laws for drivers who text and drive. Previously, Iowans could not be pulled over for only texting whi ...

  • 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 Rep ...

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans will stop at nothing to reward corporate special interests while ignoring the hard-working Iowans in their own districts. Thousands and thousands of Iowans have contac ...

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Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Republican lawmakers at the State Capitol are fast tracking their bill to shortchange public schools. They just don't want to listen to Iowans. They’ve proposed just a 1.1% increa ...

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Inside the Iowa House:  Iowans Pay for Republican Budget Mess

Inside the Iowa House: Iowans Pay for Republican Budget Mess

The first order of business this session for Governor Branstad and Republican lawmakers is fixing the state budget deficit they created this year with over $117 million in state b ...

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Monica Kurth Wins Special Election in HD 89

Monica Kurth Wins Special Election in HD 89

Democrat Monica Kurth won big in today's House District 89 special election. The seat was vacated when Rep. Jim Lykam won a December 27th senate special election. Kurth defeated R ...

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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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