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2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks By House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) Thank you Madam Speak ...

Second Funnel: List of Bills

On Friday, March 31, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligi ...

Surplus to Deficits — The GOP Budget Mess

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

Republican Voter Suppression Bill Advances

A controversial bill that will make it harder over for 200,000 Iowans to vote is expected to pass the Iowa House th ...

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Rep. Miller's Artful Dodger Project

Rep. Miller's Artful Dodger Project

State Representative Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge and Assistant Majority Leader, was featured in the Fort Dodge Messenger today for her work on the Artful Dodger project. "After a year hiatus, the Artful Dodger project is back for 2008. Organizer and f ...

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Statehouse News [10/31/07]

Statehouse News [10/31/07]

********************************************** Iowa House of Representatives STATEHOUSE NEWS -- October 31, 2007 [PDF Download] *********************************************** INSIDE THIS ISSUE: County Grant Program for Veterans Regents Universities ...

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Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

The Iowa Board of Regents gave their first approval today to a 3.2 tuition increase at state universities next year, the lowest increase since 1980.   Keeping tuition affordable at our state univerisities was one of the top priorties of Democrats in ...

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Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications

A new board created to keep Iowans safe through improved emergency communications met for the first time on Tuesday.  State Representative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls, who has worked on the issue for several years, sponored and managed the bill (House ...

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DOT: Road Closures in Des Moines

DOT: Road Closures in Des Moines

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 29, 2007 – 2:45 p.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now expanding road closures in the Des Moines area due to an explosion on the city’s east side. Now all eastbound lanes and ramps on Interstate 35/80 are closed between ...

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Oversight Opens Hearings on Student Debt

Oversight Opens Hearings on Student Debt

The Government Oversight Committee opened up two days of hearings on the high debt levels of Iowa students.  Today, the committee will hear from student representatives at Iowa universities, receive an audit on the Iowa Student Loan Program, and hear ...

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College Tuition costs back "in check"

College Tuition costs back "in check"

From the Des Moines Register: Students attending Iowa’s public universities next fall will see some of the lowest tuition increases in recent history. The tuition increases, which range from 2.2 percent to 9.9 percent, depending on residency and prog ...

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