Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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  • New Changes for Voting Iowans

    New Changes for Voting Iowans

    Voters in Iowa will have more hurdles and less time to vote after Republican lawmakers approved new changes to Iowa’s elections this legislative session. The changes include shorte ...

  • Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

    Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

    Local governments ability to screen contractors and control costs on large projects are now banned after action taken by Republican lawmakers this year. After the new law, governme ...

  • Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

    Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

    Iowa has joined the majority of other states in the country that have stricter laws for drivers who text and drive. Previously, Iowans could not be pulled over for only texting whi ...

  • Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

    Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

    Iowa homeowners whose quality of life or property values have been impacted by confined feeding operations (CAFOS) may now have even fewer options. Under a bill approved by the Rep ...

Hanson Introduces Cost-Savings Proposal on School Buses

Hanson Introduces Cost-Savings Proposal on School Buses

State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield introduced legislation last week to set up a centralized school bus purchasing system, set to save schools over $500 per school bus. ...

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Gaskill Stresses Importance of Statewide Preschool

Gaskill Stresses Importance of Statewide Preschool

State Representative Mary Gaskill of Ottumwa stressed the importance of statewide universal preschool in a statement made yesterday. “I want to make absolutely sure that we contin ...

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Steckman Weighs in on Governor's Education Summit

Steckman Weighs in on Governor's Education Summit

Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City, ranking member of the House Education Committee, attended the Governor's daylong education summit and gave her take on the Governor's ...

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Republican War on Women Continues

Republican War on Women Continues

Republicans won't give up their divisive, extreme agenda. This time they are targeting low-income women who are victims of rape and incest. Rep. Lisa Heddens of Ames: "Look who it ...

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Representative Kelley: Investing in America's Future

Representative Kelley: Investing in America's Future

Representative Dan Kelley of Newton had the opportunity to write a post for the White House Blog after President Obama visited TPI Composites in Newton. The President highlighted ...

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Steckman Raises Concern for New Education Testing

Steckman Raises Concern for New Education Testing

Ranking Member of the Education committee, Sharon Steckman of Mason City raised concern about using the new Smarter Balanced Assessment test in replacement of the long time used I ...

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Iowa City Legislators Meet to Address Legislative Priorities

Iowa City Legislators Meet to Address Legislative Priorities

Representatives Jacoby of Coralville, and Lensing of Iowa City met with Iowa City leaders  to discuss legislative priorities affecting the area this coming 2012 session. From the ...

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