‘Recent News’ Archives
House Democrats began the 2013 session committed to creating jobs and growing Iowa’s economy so middle class families can get ahead. Unlike the partisan gridlock in Washington DC, we were able to work together and create new opportunities for families across Iowa. While keeping the state budget balanced, we made great progress this year [...]
Here is an update with latest numbers on affordable healthcare expansion in Iowa. Democrats are supporting Medicaid expansion but the proposed Republican plan covers fewer and costs more.
This week marks the second self-imposed deadline in the Legislature that winnows the number of bills still eligible for debate and move toward adjournment for the year. Except for bills dealing with taxes and appropriations, the only bills still eligible for debate this year have been approved by a House and Senate Committees. Here is the full [...]
State Representative Chris Hall of Sioux City called on legislators to move ahead new bullying legislation designed to keep kids safe in schools. “We can’t let partisanship get in the way of protecting kids in our schools. The bullying legislation has strong bipartisan support and many of the ideas in the bill came from the Governor’s [...]
The Iowa Legislature's first funnel is over and hundreds of bills are dead this week. Except for bills dealing with taxes and appropriations, the only bills still eligible for debate this year have been approved by a House or Senate Committee. Here is the full list of bills still alive by committee. It includes bills alive in both the House [...]