Thursday, June 29, 2017

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  • Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, a ...

  • FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR IOWA HOUSE

    FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRA...

    Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribl ...

  • Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

    Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target...

    In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a cri ...

  • Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - speci ...

REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE BRANSTAD’S $4.8 BILLION MEDICAID MESS

REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE BRANSTAD’S $4.8 BILLION MEDICAID MESS

Despite allegations of improper political influence, Rep. Bobby Kauffman and House Republicans are refusing to investigate Governor Branstad’s rush to privatize Iowa’s $4.8 billio ...

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Lawmakers Request Oversight Investigation on Misconduct in Medicaid Privatization

Lawmakers Request Oversight Investigation on Misconduct in Medicaid Privatization

After new allegations surfaced yesterday about improper political influence during the award process for privatizing the state’s Medicaid program, four Iowa lawmakers on the House ...

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Iowa Army of Pink, Legislators Push to Improve Mammogram Reporting

Iowa Army of Pink, Legislators Push to Improve Mammogram Reporting

The Iowa Army of Pink, a group of breast cancer survivors and supporters, hit the State Capitol today to encourage legislators to improve reporting of breast cancer screenings. “M ...

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Renewal for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Begins

Renewal for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Begins

Iowans who received health insurance through the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan this year have now started the process of renewing their membership for next year. Every twelve mont ...

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Protecting Seniors, Children and Vulnerable Iowans

Protecting Seniors, Children and Vulnerable Iowans

Iowa’s older population is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. In the next three years alone, Iowa’s over 60 year old population is set to increase by 2.6% in Iow ...

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Re-Vitalizing Rural Iowa

Re-Vitalizing Rural Iowa

Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. We all must work together to re-populate rural Iowa and capitalize on the stre ...

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2014 Session Recap: Medical Cannabidiol Bill Signed Into Law

2014 Session Recap: Medical Cannabidiol Bill Signed Into Law

After bipartisan votes in both the House and Senate, a bill to allow parents of children with intractable epilepsy suffering from constant seizures to use medical cannabis medicin ...

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