Thursday, April 18, 2019

Second Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligib ...

House Democrats Offer Plan to End Medicaid Privatization

After UnitedHealthcare announced they are leaving Iowa on Friday, Iowa House Democrats offered a plan today to fina ...

Inside the Iowa House: Improving Access to Health Care

Last week, I joined several other state lawmakers for a roundtable and public forum in New Hampton, Iowa on the hea ...

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligibl ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 7 – Wed. March 13, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 519          Agriculture Facility Trespass. Individuals who use deception to obtain access to ag production facilities can be criminally c ...

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First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, 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 or ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 2 – Wed. March 6

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 2 – Wed. March 6

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 28 – Wed. March 6, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HSB 218      Implements of Husbandry Weight Limit. Raises weight limitations for some implements of husbandry (passed Committee 20-3) to House Calend ...

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Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week.  After hearing from Iowans frustrated by the growing influence of special interests in the Legislature, lawmakers developed the agenda for the legi ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 21 – Wed. February 27

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 21 – Wed. February 27

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 21 – Wed. Feb. 27, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HSB 173      Beginning Farmer Tax Credit.  Modifies the beginning farmer tax credit program and returns the tax credit level to $12 million annually. ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

The way Iowa selects judges has been a model for the nation for decades.  It’s a merit based selection process that is fair, impartial, and non-partisan.  The system was put in place in 1962 when our Iowa Constitution was updated to require vacancies ...

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2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 14 – Wed. February 20

2019 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 14 – Wed. February 20

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 14 – Wed. Feb. 20, 2019 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 307         Transportation Equity. Appropriates $19 million to the Transportation Equity Fund under the Department of Management, and establish ...

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