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, February 4

House Update, February 4

Committee Work *** Bill book is down tonight so there are no bill descriptions or links available in the committee section.  Apologies for the inconvenience.   Natural Resources @ 1:30  -- HF 2048 Education @ 3:30 -- HSB 530 Human Resources @ 3:30 HS ...

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Week 3 Review

Week 3 Review

Bills Approved by the House SF 2054 Retroactive Mental Health Funding. Allows for counties to apply for mental health services allowed growth and property tax relief funding if they did not submit their application on time. Clayton County is the only ...

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Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

"We made great strides last year expanding our job creation efforts by focusing on targeted industries like advanced manufacturing, information solutions, life sciences and alternative energy. We will continue our focus this year on creating good-pay ...

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Vets Job Security Bill Moves to the Senate

Vets Job Security Bill Moves to the Senate

The Iowa House unanimously approved a job security bill for Iowa veterans on Thursday morning.  The bill, House File 2065, ensures that soldiers called to active duty can return to their jobs after service at the same pay and status level.  The bill  ...

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Global Warming Denial Continues by Republicans

Global Warming Denial Continues by Republicans

State Representative Donovan Olson, D-Boone, and chair of the House Environmental Protection, took to the House Floor today after five Republican legislators distributed a book at the statehouse claiming global warming is not man-made. Last year, Dem ...

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Zirkelbach Retuns to the House

Zirkelbach Retuns to the House

After serving in Iraq and missing the last two legislative sessions, State Representative Ray Zirkelbach of Monticello rejoined his colleagues in the Iowa House on Monday, the opening day of the 2008 legislative session. Rep. Zirkelbach is Sergeant i ...

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House Speaker's 2008 Opening Remarks

House Speaker's 2008 Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque: Since I have mentioned this person by name during the past two sessions, and before I welcome you all back today, the first thing I would like to say is welcome back to a member who has s ...

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