Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

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Bottle Bill Expansion Clears Committee

Bottle Bill Expansion Clears Committee

On a bi-partisan 13-7 vote, the House Environmental Protection Committee today approved an expansion of the Iowa's bottle bill to include water, sport and juice drink containers.  The bill, House Study Bill 734, also increases the handling fee paid b ...

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House Update, March 3

House Update, March 3

Committee Highlights Agriculture @ 3:30 pm (Sup. Court Consultation) HSB 716, per diem for IA Soybean Association Board HSB 725, coop association management ...

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Week 7 Review

Week 7 Review

Agriculture HSB 704 Soil and Water Conservation Costs. Increases from $10 per acre to $20 per acre the amount of cost a landowner may incur for them to be eligible to establish a soil and water conservation practice under a cost-share agreement. (pas ...

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Bill summary: Internal Revenue Code Update Bill (SF 2123)

Bill summary: Internal Revenue Code Update Bill (SF 2123)

Internal Revenue Code Update Bill (SF 2123) ...

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Bill summary: Federal Rebate Tax Exemption (HF 2417)

Bill summary: Federal Rebate Tax Exemption (HF 2417)

Federal Rebate Tax Exemption (HF 2417) ...

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House exempts federal tax rebates state taxes

House exempts federal tax rebates state taxes

By a unanimous vote today, the Iowa House made sure that Iowans will not have to pay Iowa income taxes on the rebate checks they will be getting from the federal government this spring. It is estimated that rebates to Iowans will total about $1 billi ...

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House Update, February 28

House Update, February 28

House Debate @ 9 a.m. HF 2417, exempting federal tax rebates from state taxes SF 2123, internal revenue code updates Committee Highlights Economic Growth @ 1 pm (Sup. Court Consultation) HSB 536, council on homelessness HSB 686, confidential informat ...

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