Saturday, November 17, 2018

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  • Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every ...

  • Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

    Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory B...

    The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judicial retention this year called the Voters Judicial Directory.  Th ...

  • Fall Trout Stocking

    Fall Trout Stocking

    Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  During the months of October and November, the DNR will release 1, ...

  • Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to prevent suicide in Iowa. The money will be used to implement the “Zero Suicide” model acros ...

Democrats Fight Against Closure of 39 Workforce Development Offices

Democrats Fight Against Closure of 39 Workforce Development Offices

Today, Iowa Workforce Development proposed a plan to close 39 workforce development offices, resulting in layoffs across the state. Instead of increasing access to employment serv ...

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Sign the Save Iowa Preschool Petition!

Sign the Save Iowa Preschool Petition!

Please support Iowa’s high quality preschool initiative for 20,000 Iowa four year olds. The preschool initiative is supported by educators, business leaders, and parents because r ...

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Democrats Call for Public Hearing on Bill that Puts Families at Risk, Bans Birth Control Pill

Democrats Call for Public Hearing on Bill that Puts Families at Risk, Bans Birth Control Pill

Democrats in the Iowa House today requested a public hearing on a bill moving through the House that would jeopardize the health and safety of Iowa families while banning the most ...

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Democrats Respond to Governor's Preschool Plan

Democrats Respond to Governor's Preschool Plan

Rep. Nate Willems, ranking member of the House Education Committee responds to Governor Branstad's Preschool Plan that was released this morning. “The Governor’s plan ends the sta ...

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Republican Budget Rewards Corporations, Leaves Kids in the Cold

Republican Budget Rewards Corporations, Leaves Kids in the Cold

House Republicans outlined their budget plan for Fiscal Year 2012 and Rep. Tyler Olson, the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, says Republicans have the wrong pr ...

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Republicans Pass ZERO Growth for Schools

Republicans Pass ZERO Growth for Schools

House Republicans passed a zero percent Allowable Growth for Iowa schools instead of providing 2 percent growth offered by Democrats for next year. Allowable growth sets the amoun ...

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Republicans Open Debate on NO GROWTH for Iowa Schools this Afternoon

Republicans Open Debate on NO GROWTH for Iowa Schools this Afternoon

The Iowa House prepares to debate a plan by Republicans to decrease support to k-12 schools instead of providing 2 percent growth for next year. The allowable growth formula sets ...

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