Saturday, February 24, 2018

First Funnel 2018: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, February 16, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eli ...

CHARTS: K-12 School Funding Vs. Iowa Corporate Tax Credits

The first chart shows the dramatic rise in business tax credits the chart while the below chart shows several years ...

105 Iowa Public Schools Closed as GOP School Funding Hits Another Record Low

Des Moines, IA — A new analysis of public school buildings released today found 105 public schools have closed sinc ...

Inside the Iowa House: Putting Iowans First

Over the last year, I’ve traveled to every corner of the state to listen and learn what’s important to Iowans. I’ve ...

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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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Revenue Estimates Coming In

Revenue Estimates Coming In

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) held their quarterly meeting yester and increased their revenue estimate for FY 2008, from 4.2% to 5.1%. This means the state is estimated to experience an increase in revenues of $288.6 million over FY 2007, a ...

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