Monday, June 26, 2017

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  • 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 ...

  • New Laws Taking Effect July 1

    New Laws Taking Effect July 1

    With the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, a host of new laws will take effect on July 1 relating to public health, workforce, and public safety. Lawmakers took action this ses ...

  • Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

    Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created...

    The legislature made several changes to stop domestic abuse this session, including mandatory minimums for repeat offenses of domestic abuse and better tracking and monitoring of a ...

  • Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

    Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

    Significant criminal justice reform measures were passed by the legislature this year. Senate File 445 will bring the penalties for crack cocaine offenses more in line with powder ...

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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