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Deadline this Week for Local Legislators to Call for Special Session

Deadline this Week for Local Legislators to Call for Special Session

Time is running out on Iowa legislators who have not yet joined the call for a special session to restore local school funding. As of Wednesday, July 22nd, 21 of Iowa’s 50 State S ...

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House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

Iowa House Democrats called for a special session today to override Governor Branstad’s veto of $56 million for k-12 schools and make educating Iowa students a top priority again. ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 7-6-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 7-6-15

Just before the July 4th holiday, Governor Branstad sent Iowa schools scrambling when he vetoed $56 million in urgently needed funding. It’s just the latest gut punch to K-12 scho ...

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New Laws Taking Effect July 1

New Laws Taking Effect 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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