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Weekly Bill Tracking,  Thurs. Jan 26 – Wed. Feb 1, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Jan 26 – Wed. Feb 1, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan 26 – Wed. Feb 1, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 136         State Supplemental Aid (SSA).  The bill provides a total ...

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Inside the Iowa House:  Iowans Pay for Republican Budget Mess

Inside the Iowa House: Iowans Pay for Republican Budget Mess

The first order of business this session for Governor Branstad and Republican lawmakers is fixing the state budget deficit they created this year with over $117 million in state b ...

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Monica Kurth Wins Special Election in HD 89

Monica Kurth Wins Special Election in HD 89

Democrat Monica Kurth won big in today's House District 89 special election. The seat was vacated when Rep. Jim Lykam won a December 27th senate special election. Kurth defeated R ...

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Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services Democrat ...

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Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

A new survey of Iowa Superintendents has found that about 2/3 of them will be forced to raise class size, cut teachers, and reduce opportunities for students if lawmakers approve ...

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2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Thank you, Madam Speaker. Let me begin my remarks with a humble congratulations to you and your colleagues beca ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

Inside the Iowa House: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

Warning: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse The 2017 Legislative session starts on Monday and Iowans should know there’s trouble ahead. Swept into office with political outsider Tru ...

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