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  • Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017

    Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. ...

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr. 6 – Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 438         Housing Assistance from Veterans Trust Fund. States that money ...

  • Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017

    Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr....

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 30 – Wed. Apr. 5, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 617         IDALS Code Cleanup.  Iowa Department of Agriculture and La ...

  • Second Funnel: List of Bills

    Second Funnel: List of Bills

    On Friday, March 31, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the "funnel". While there are a few except ...

  • Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017

    Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar....

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 362          Animal Pathogens on Fairgrounds.  A state or county fair ...

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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Survey Shows Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization

Survey Shows Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization

Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization Fewer Services, Rising Costs Cited in New Provider Survey DES MOINES – A new survey released today finds Iowa Medicaid ...

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New Laws Hit the Books July 1

New Laws Hit the Books July 1

Iowans about several new laws that will take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s new fiscal year. Investing in Iowa’s Future and Rural Iowa •    Revamped our career and job ...

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Drew to Seek Democratic Nomination in District 88

Drew to Seek Democratic Nomination in District 88

Drew to Seek Democratic Nomination for State Representative in Des Moines, Louisa, and Muscatine Counties Burlington, Iowa – Ryan Drew of Burlington announced today that he will s ...

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2016 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

2016 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

2016 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Thank you, Madam Speaker. And thank you to Majority Leader Hagenow as well. It has been a pri ...

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