Monday, May 21, 2018

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 ...

Legislature Passes Water Quality Measures; More Work Needed

The Iowa Legislature took one small step to address the pollution of the states lakes and rivers, but the investmen ...

Beginning Steps Made Towards Improving Mental Health in Iowa

After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa was si ...

Iowa Republicans Pass Utility Legislation to Scale Back Energy Efficiency, Solar

Even though Iowa is a national leader, Republican lawmakers passed utility legislation that allows utility companie ...

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House Update, March 12

House Update, March 12

House Debate @ 9 am & 2 pm HF 2212, Smokefree air Act (House considers Senate Amendment) HF 2364, Utilization of physical plant and equipment levy revenue to guarantee school district energy savings contracts HF 2384, deposit of public funds with ...

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Surface Water Protection Act Clears the House

Surface Water Protection Act Clears the House

A new initiative to improve Iowa’s water quality was approved by the Iowa House of Representatives today, called the Surface Water Protection Act. The bill is the result of a two-year watershed planning task force. “It’s been 21 years since the Legis ...

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House Approves Health Care Reform; Focus on Affordability

House Approves Health Care Reform; Focus on Affordability

The Iowa House today approved historic legislation to reform Iowa’s health care system which will lead to more Iowans covered by insurance, improved quality and more affordability. “Building on our progress last year, Iowans are ready for historic re ...

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Bill Summary: Surface Water Protection Act (HF 2400)

Bill Summary: Surface Water Protection Act (HF 2400)

Surface Water Protection Act (HF 2400) ...

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Bill Summary: Health Care Bill (HF 2539)

Bill Summary: Health Care Bill (HF 2539)

Health Care Bill (HF 2539) ...

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House Update, March 11

House Update, March 11

House Debate @ 9 am & 1 pm HF 2539, health care commission recommendations HF 2400, Surface Water Protection Act HF 2164, voluntary diversity or court-ordered school desegregation plans under the state's open enrollment law SF 2111, blood lead te ...

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House Update, March 10

House Update, March 10

Committee Highlights Natural Resources & Environmental Protection @ 2:30 p.m. (Room 22, joint meeting with Senate) --  Presentation from Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group Subcommittee Highlights (House Lobby Lounge unless noted) 10 am - ...

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