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NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT ON JULY 1

NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT ON JULY 1

The 2015 legislative session ended in early June and now a host of new bills will take effect starting beginning July 1. Topping the list is several new laws that make progress to ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

Last week, we ended the 2015 legislative session and returned to our homes and communities.   The question everyone always asks is, “what will this session be known for?” The answ ...

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End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2015 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Today, we end the 2015 session of the Iowa General Assembly and return to our homes and to our com ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-27-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-27-15

The 2015 session is now a month in overtime and things are moving in the wrong direction. Just as thousands of high school seniors celebrate graduation, school leaders are still t ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking May 14-May 20

Weekly Bill Tracking May 14-May 20

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. May 14 – Wed. May 20, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 634         Department of Agriculture Code Cleanup. Strikes out ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking May 7-May 13

Weekly Bill Tracking May 7-May 13

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. May 7 – Wed. May 13, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Appropriations HF 648         Medicaid Special Needs Trusts.  Allows for additi ...

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Keeping Iowa’s Mental Health Institutes Open

Keeping Iowa’s Mental Health Institutes Open

Earlier this year, the Governor started a proposal of closing two of Iowa’s four Mental Health Institutes (MHI) without legislative input or approval. Already, some employees have ...

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