Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to thank and support Iowa’s veterans and their families for the services ...

Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” ...

Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police ...

REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agricu ...

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Schedule of Debate, March 24 @ 6 pm

Schedule of Debate, March 24 @ 6 pm

HF 2523, deer depredation management HF 2601, state interagency Missouri river authority HF 2564, disaster aid individual assistance grant program HF 2326, amusement ride safety inspections HF 2407, annual registration fee for certain motor vehicles ...

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House Update, March 24

House Update, March 24

Committee Highlights Agriculture @ 1:30 pm (Sup.  Court Consultation) -- SF 2337, liability insurance by association of fairs Education Appropriations @ 11 am (Room 22) -- Education Budget Bill, LSB  5005JA Local Gov't @ 1:30 pm (Room 19) -- SF 2249 ...

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School Infrastructure & Property Tax Relief Plan Advances

School Infrastructure & Property Tax Relief Plan Advances

After a bi-partisan 18-6 vote in the House Ways & Means Committee late Thursday, a plan to redistribute the one cent sales tax currently collected for schools on an equitable basis now moves to the House Floor. The plan also provides $24 million ...

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Week 10 Review

Week 10 Review

Appropriations HSB773 Justice Systems Budget. Makes appropriation to the Attorney General, Board of Parole, Civil Rights Commission, Law Enforcement Academy, Indigent Defense, and the Departments of Corrections, Defense and Public Safety. (Passed Hou ...

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HOUSE APPROVES $4.9 MILLION FOR PAPER TRAIL (SF 2347)

HOUSE APPROVES $4.9 MILLION FOR PAPER TRAIL (SF 2347)

On a 92-6 vote, the Iowa House approved $4.9 million from state gaming revenues on Thursday to ensure every county in Iowa has voting machines with a verified paper trail by the November, 2008 elections.   The paper trail requirement was approved las ...

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House Update, March 20

House Update, March 20

SmokeFree Air Act Conference Committee @ 10 am Supreme Court Chamber, Room 103 House Members: Rep. Tyler Olson (D), Rep. Janet Petersen (D), Rep. Mike Reasoner (D), Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R), Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R) Committee Highlights Education App ...

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House Sends Smoking Ban to Conference

House Sends Smoking Ban to Conference

The Iowa House today sent the SmokeFree Air Act, House File 2212, to a House-Senate Conference Committee to work out their differences.  The House and Senate will each appoint five members.  Both the House and Senate will have to approve the Conferen ...

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