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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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Weekly Bill Tracking April 30-May 5

Weekly Bill Tracking April 30-May 5

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr. 30 – Wed. May 6, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 583         Effluent from Animal Truck Was Facilities. Tightens ...

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

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

The 2015 session moves in to overtime this week with no end in sight.  The last scheduled day of session was last Friday, May 1st, but there are still a lot of issues to be resolv ...

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Avian Flu Continues to Spread

Avian Flu Continues to Spread

Eight Iowa facilities have now been infected with avian flu, bringing the total number of infected chicken and turkeys to 10 million. Most of the losses have been egg-laying hens. ...

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