The 2017 Iowa Legislature just passed the halfway mark. What we’ve learned so far from the Republican majority is deeply troubling. Instead of focusing on the priorities of Iowans, they are passing the priorities of the special interests. They aren’t ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 9 – Wed. Mar. 15, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HF 440 Extension Council Expense Reports. HF 440 Provides extension councils an additional month to prepare expense reports. (passed H ...Read More »
A controversial bill that will make it harder over for 200,000 Iowans to vote is expected to pass the Iowa House this week. The legislation has been pushed by Republican lawmakers despite opposition from local election officials and voting rights adv ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 2 – Wed. Mar. 8, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HF 469 Soil and Water Commissioner Election. Allows that two of five soil and water conservation commissioners may reside in the same township ...Read More »
On Friday, March 3rd, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the "funnel". While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House o ...Read More »
Every year, there are millions of dollars turned into the State Treasurer’s office as lost or abandoned property. This property comes in the form of safe deposit box items, dormant financial accounts, unclaimed utility refunds, uncashed checks, stock ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 23 – Wed. Mar 1, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HF 316 Des Moines Waterworks Dissolution. The bill mandates the elimination of local water boards in the Des Moines metro area, transfers ...Read More »
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