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Beginning Steps Made Towards Improving Mental Health in Iowa

Beginning Steps Made Towards Improving Mental Health in Iowa

After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa was signed into law. To fill critical gaps in the system, the new law ...

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Iowa Republicans Pass Utility Legislation to Scale Back Energy Efficiency, Solar

Iowa Republicans Pass Utility Legislation to Scale Back Energy Efficiency, Solar

Even though Iowa is a national leader, Republican lawmakers passed utility legislation that allows utility companies to roll back Iowa’s renewable energy efforts and slash energy ...

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K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

For yet another year, Iowa’s public schools will endure low state funding and will be forced to raise class size and reduce new opportunities for students next year. When adjusted ...

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GOP Tax Giveaways Favor Wealthy, Corporations

GOP Tax Giveaways Favor Wealthy, Corporations

On the last day of session, Republican lawmakers pushed through a $2.7 billion tax proposal that disproportionately benefits the wealthy and special interests. The bill came in sp ...

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Budget Mismanagement Leaves State with Cuts, Deficit

Budget Mismanagement Leaves State with Cuts, Deficit

Earlier in the year, Governor Reynolds signed $35 million of budget cuts in to law. These cuts to the services Iowans depend on and the state’s on-going budget crisis were the mai ...

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2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this year and leading the fi ...

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Democratic Leaders Call on Governor to Expand Investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

Democratic Leaders Call on Governor to Expand Investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

The leaders of the Iowa House and Senate Democrats today called on Governor Kim Reynolds to expand the independent investigation of David Jamison and the Iowa Finance Authority. “ ...

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