Sunday, May 28, 2017

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  • Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

    Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in th...

    Despite objections from thousands of Iowans, Republicans at the State Capitol unraveled 40 years of teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, and other working Iowans having a voice ...

  • Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

    Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

    Breast cancer affects every Iowan in different ways. According to the American Cancer Society, finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the mos ...

  • 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 ...

2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

The Governor signed new protections for victims of human trafficking into law. Many of these protections will go into effect in July of this year. Senate File 2311 will increase p ...

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Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

The Justice Systems Budget Bill, House File 2450, provides funding for a variety of state agencies that are involved in protecting Iowans.  These agencies include the Board of Par ...

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Increase to Tax Credits for Volunteer Firefighters, EMT and Police

Increase to Tax Credits for Volunteer Firefighters, EMT and Police

The House voted this week to double the tax credit available to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs).  The credit is currently a $50 nonrefundable tax c ...

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House Votes to Increase Penalties for Kidnapping a Child

House Votes to Increase Penalties for Kidnapping a Child

By an overwhelming margin, the Iowa House voted to increase the penalties for kidnapping a child.  The bill is intended to address the Kathlynn Shepard kidnapping and murder from ...

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Iowa Law Changes Coming for Teen Drivers

Iowa Law Changes Coming for Teen Drivers

On January 1, 2014, two new laws will go into effect for new, young drivers. Currently, a new driver must carry an instruction permit for 6 months before applying for an intermedi ...

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Renewal Kiosks Available at Limited DOT Stations

Renewal Kiosks Available at Limited DOT Stations

After positive feedback at the Iowa State Fair, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is allowing Iowans to renew their driver’s licenses at special kiosks at DOT offices in Anke ...

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Iowa Juvenile Home Investigation Meetings Scheduled

Iowa Juvenile Home Investigation Meetings Scheduled

In recent weeks, news reports have brought to light the treatment of children at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. These issues were brought forward after a site visit by the Disa ...

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