Monday, October 23, 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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House Update, February 7

House Update, February 7

Committee Highlights Commerce @ 1 p.m. in Sup. Court Chambers HSB 550, revisions to the consumer credit code HSB 553, protection letters in real estate transactions Economic Growth @ 2 p.m. in Sup. Court Consultation HSB 540, cultural affairs adminis ...

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House Approves 4% Increase for Schools

House Approves 4% Increase for Schools

Continuing the progress in education from last year, the Iowa House today approved a $222, or 4 percent, increase in per pupil state aid to schools for the 2009-2010 school year. Called allowable growth, the Legislature must set the rate 18 months in ...

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House Update, February 6

House Update, February 6

House Debate 4 p.m. -- House File 2140, 4% allowable growth for schools Committee Highlights Human Resources @ 1 p.m. -- HF 2067, local regulation of smoking Education @ 3 p.m. (Sup. Court Chamber) HSB 583, entrepreneurs with disability program trans ...

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Public Smoking Ban Clears House Committee

Public Smoking Ban Clears House Committee

On a bi-partisan 16-6 vote, the House Commerce Committee approved a statewide smoking ban today designed to improve the health of Iowans. The bill was approved with two additional exemptions, casinos and federally chartered veterans organizations tha ...

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Bill Summary: Allowable Growth for Schools (HF 2140)

Bill Summary: Allowable Growth for Schools (HF 2140)

Allowable Growth for Schools (HF 2140) ...

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House Update, February 5

House Update, February 5

House Debate @ 9 a.m. HF 247 -- voting member representation on joint E911 service boards for cities or townships providing fire protection services through a volunteer fire department (Rep. Huser, floor manager) SF 572 -- extending state tax benefit ...

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Surface Water Protection Act

Surface Water Protection Act

A new initiative to improve Iowa's water quality was introduced in the Iowa House today, called the Surface Water Protection Act. The bill is the result of a two-year watershed planning task force. "Over 20 years ago, the Legislature created the Grou ...

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