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Illegal Immigration: Crackdown on Corporate CEO's

By |2008-10-30T14:40:01-05:00October 30th, 2008|Categories: Candidates 2011, Public Safety, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In the House Democrats' "2009 Agenda for Securing Iowa's Economic Future" we talk about how we need to pass legislation to crack down on corporate CEO's who knowingly recruit and hire illegal immigrants - including tough new penalties for violation of child labor laws and wage laws.  The Iowa Independent has a story: The Iowa Independent [...]

Minority Impact Statement Law Passes House

By |2008-03-25T19:41:12-05:00March 25th, 2008|Categories: Public Safety|Tags: , , , |

State Representative Wayne Ford (D-Des Moines) authored two bills this year that were combined and passed the Iowa House of Representatives today. The bills require that state government determine the impact that state grants and some criminal legislation has on Iowa’s minorities. “This is landmark legislation and is a remarkable step in addressing the special circumstances [...]

Prison Committee Makes Recommendations

By |2007-11-15T11:15:00-05:00November 15th, 2007|Categories: Public Safety|Tags: , , , |

The State Prison System Planning Committee, which is Co-chaired by State Representative Todd Taylor of Cedar Rapids, wrapped up their work yesterday and recommended a series of upgrades to Iowa’s prison system.  The committee was formed to study Iowa’s prison system, which has a design capacity of 7,364 but currently houses 8,894 offenders. The recommendations will be [...]

Emergency Communications

By |2007-10-31T13:18:00-05:00October 31st, 2007|Categories: Public Safety, Uncategorized|

A new board created to keep Iowans safe through improved emergency communications met for the first time on Tuesday.  State Representative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls, who has worked on the issue for several years, sponored and managed the bill (House File 353) that created the board during the 2007 legislative session. The goal of the board [...]

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