Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Skills Training a Focus for Iowa Democrats

Iowa currently faces a skills gap because there are not enough workers possessing the needed skills for the jobs av ...

Preventing Food Shaming Becomes Law

Iowa has become the 9th state to pass a law protecting children from school lunch debt food shaming. Lawmakers in L ...

Unconstitutional Six Week Abortion Ban Signed by Governor

In the closing days of session, Republican lawmakers passed the nation’s strictest abortion ban at just six weeks, ...

Bi-Partisan Opioid Legislation Completed this Session

The national opioid crisis has extended to Iowa. In 2015, there were 59 opioid overdose deaths and 163 opioid-relat ...

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Health Care for Kids, Balanced Budget Highlight 2008 Session

Health Care for Kids, Balanced Budget Highlight 2008 Session

The 2008 legislative session adjourned for the year last week with a fiscally responsible, balanced budget and continued progress in health care, education and good-paying jobs highlighted by Democratic Leaders. “We produced a balanced state budget w ...

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Debate Schedule, April 24 @ 9:30 a.m.

Debate Schedule, April 24 @ 9:30 a.m.

HF 901, bouncer bill SF 2406, boards and commissions HF 2693, unemployment insurance adjudications SF 2400, administration and regulation budget HF 2679, Educatin budget SF 2132, disposition of seized property SF 2424, IPERS system ...

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Debate Schedule, April 23 @ 8 a.m.

Debate Schedule, April 23 @ 8 a.m.

HF 2698, delinquent debt owed to gov't agencies SF 2422, energy independence initiatives SF 2427, loybbying activities of state agencies SF 2417, Healthy Iowans Tobacco Trust appropriations HF 2660, Justice Systems Appropriations Economic Development ...

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Bill Summaries: HF 2667, HF 2539, SF 2424

Bill Summaries: HF 2667, HF 2539, SF 2424

Bill Summary: Boards and Commissions HF 2667/SF 2406 Bill Summary: Updated Health Care Bill HF 2539 Bill Summary: Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement systems SF 2424 ...

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Schedule of Debate, April 22 @ 10:30 & 1 p.m.

Schedule of Debate, April 22 @ 10:30 & 1 p.m.

HF 2675, unemployment compensation HF 2463, payment of wages HF 2667, board and commission appointments by General Assembly HF 2689, renewable fuels and infrastructure HF 2539, health care reform SF 2424, IPERS changes ...

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Debate Schedule, April 21 @ 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Debate Schedule, April 21 @ 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

HR 114, House budget HF 2604, third party liability for health care coverage HF 2662, Agriculture & Natural Resources Budget HJR 2006, temporary alcohol consumption for World cup triathalon HF 2674, appropriations for grants enterprise management ...

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Week 14 Review

Week 14 Review

Agriculture HF 2601 Missouri River Authority. Amends the current Missouri River Authority that repre-sents the interests of Iowa along the Missouri river. Changes the name to Missouri River Association of States and Tribes. (passed House 100-0) to Go ...

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