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  • 2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

    2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

    2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks By House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) Thank you Madam Speaker. First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking ...

  • 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 ...

  • Surplus to Deficits — The GOP Budget Mess

    Surplus to Deficits — The GOP Budget Mess

    Memo To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: March 29, 2017 Re: Surplus to Deficit -- The GOP Budget Mess As the ...

  • Republican Voter Suppression Bill Advances

    Republican Voter Suppression Bill Advances

    A controversial bill that will make it harder over for 200,000 Iowans to vote is expected to pass the Iowa House this week. The legislation has been pushed by Republican lawmakers ...

2010 Legislature Convenes on Monday

2010 Legislature Convenes on Monday

The 2010 Iowa Legislature convenes on Monday, January 11 at 10 AM in Des Moines.  There are two new State Representatives serving this year -- Curt Hanson of Fairfield and Kirsten ...

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Catholics Join Call for Payday Lending Reform

Catholics Join Call for Payday Lending Reform

The Iowa Catholic Conference today challenged the Iowa Legislature to finally reform payday lending to protect low-income and middle-income Iowans. Tom Chapman, the executive dire ...

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Jobs and balanced budget top legislative priorities in 2010

Jobs and balanced budget top legislative priorities in 2010

From the Marshalltown Times-Republican, by Ken Black: Jobs and balanced budget top legislative priorities in 2010 By Ken Black The upcoming session of the Legislature will be very ...

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Honey Creek to be Featured in GOLF Magazine

Honey Creek to be Featured in GOLF Magazine

The Perserve Golf Course on Rathburn Lake is new to the Honey Creek Resort State Park, It will be featured in the January issue of GOLF magazine for being one of the best new cour ...

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Welcome Representative-Elect Kirsten Running-Marquardt

Welcome Representative-Elect Kirsten Running-Marquardt

Congratulations to Kirsten Running-Marquardt who won the special election in House District 33 in Cedar Rapids' south-side last night. Unofficial results from the Linn County Audi ...

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Deadline for I-Jobs Stormwater Grant is Dec 1

Deadline for I-Jobs Stormwater Grant is Dec 1

The DNR is still taking applications for a new grant program aimed to help improve urban water quality while also creating jobs for Iowans. Announced in September, the I-JOBS Gree ...

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Supermarket Sweep – for Food Bank of Iowa

Supermarket Sweep – for Food Bank of Iowa

Bipartisanship was on display when members of leadership from both parties and both chambers of the Iowa Legislature came together to raise money and awareness for the Food Bank o ...

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