Thursday, October 19, 2017

State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

Des Moines, Iowa – In a letter sent to lawmakers and the Governor today, State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald raised new ...

Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Commi ...

Memo to Reporters: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess

MEMO To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: Se ...

Dr. Phil Miller Takes Seat in the Iowa House

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield was officially sworn in to the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon in ...

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Dr. Phil Miller Takes Seat in the Iowa House

Dr. Phil Miller Takes Seat in the Iowa House

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield was officially sworn in to the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon in a special ceremony at the State Capitol with State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald. “I’m honored to be a State Representative for the people ...

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Dr. Phil Miller Wins Special Election in House District 82

Dr. Phil Miller Wins Special Election in House District 82

STATEMENT FROM IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH “Congratulations to Dr. Phil Miller on tonight’s decisive victory in Southeast Iowa. Dr. Miller will be a strong voice for the people of his district next session. His victory shows the people of ...

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Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

Lawmakers called on the House Oversight Committee to continue their work reviewing the cases of the two teenage girls who died recently and take additional steps quickly to prevent other tragedies. Legislators are concerned about the care that ultima ...

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Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, and for those seeking relief from asbestos related illnesses. One bill ...

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Fairfield Veterinarian Phil Miller to Seek Democratic Nomination for Iowa House

Fairfield Veterinarian Phil Miller to Seek Democratic Nomination for Iowa House

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribly saddened by the death of my good friend Curt and know how lucky we a ...

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Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a criminal offense where alcohol was a contributing factor, including certa ...

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Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - specifically handguns. House File 517 makes the permit to buy handguns vali ...

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