Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dr. Phil Miller Wins Special Election in House District 82

STATEMENT FROM IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH “Congratulations to Dr. Phil Miller on tonight’s decisive vi ...

Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

Lawmakers called on the House Oversight Committee to continue their work reviewing the cases of the two teenage gir ...

Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were ma ...

Fairfield Veterinarian Phil Miller to Seek Democratic Nomination for Iowa House

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative ...

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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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Medical Malpractice Rates to Decline in Iowa

Medical Malpractice Rates to Decline in Iowa

Insurance Commissioner Sue Voss said that Midwest Medical Insurance Company (MMCI) is reducing physician base rates by 9.6% for 2008. MMCI is a Minneapolis based physician-owned insurance company and the largest writer of medical malpractice insuranc ...

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Thanks for the traffic…

Thanks for the traffic…

A big thank you to Gordon Fischer over at Iowa True Blue for linking to our new House Democratic Caucus site.  You're the best.... The support from a number of statewide blogs has been excellent.  Thank you to those over at Bleeding Heartland, Iowa I ...

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Ficken Announces Candidacy for HD 23

Ficken Announces Candidacy for HD 23

From the Waterloo Courier: A former high school teacher and coach will run for state representative in House District 23, which includes Buchanan and part of Black Hawk counties. Gene Ficken of Independence, a Democrat, is running for the Iowa House ...

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Statehouse News [10/18/07]

Statehouse News [10/18/07]

*********************************************** Iowa House of Representatives STATEHOUSE NEWS -- October 18, 2007 *********************************************** *********************************************** FORMER GOVERNORS REPORT ON HEALTH CARE P ...

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Legislators Tour Women's Correctional Facility

Legislators Tour Women's Correctional Facility

Iowa legislators on the State Prison System Planning Study Committee toured the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchelville yesterday. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, the facility was designed to hold 443 inmantes, but the ...

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