Sunday, September 23, 2018

University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

The Iowa Board of Regents has given initial approval of plans to ask lawmakers for more state resources next year a ...

State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

In recent years, the total dollar amount of state tax credits to corporations has increased substantially and left ...

Hunting Seasons Starting in September

With the unofficial end of summer, fall hunting season is in full swing.  September 1st marked the start of dove, s ...

State Budget Cuts Bring Disadvantage to Iowa’s Public Safety

This September, the Iowa Civil and Human Rights Commission will host a discussion with the Des Moines police depart ...

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Debate Schedule, April 10 @ 9 a.m.

Debate Schedule, April 10 @ 9 a.m.

SJR 2002, Constitutional Amendment for Natural Resources SF 2394, Transportation Budget SF 2400, Administration & Regulation Budget SF 2286, federal block grant funds SF 2134, county commissions of veterans affairs changes SF 2269, family investm ...

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Equitable Funding for Schools, $207 Million for Property Tax Relief

Equitable Funding for Schools, $207 Million for Property Tax Relief

The Iowa House approved a bi-partisan plan to redistribute the one cent sales tax currently collected for schools on an equitable basis and provide $207 million in property tax relief over the next six years. “Every student deserves a quality educati ...

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Bill Summary: Statewide Sales Tax for Schools/Property Tax Relief (HF 2663)

Bill Summary: Statewide Sales Tax for Schools/Property Tax Relief (HF 2663)

HF 2663, Bill Summary HF 2663, Amendment Summary ...

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Debate Schedule, April 9 @ 9 a.m.

Debate Schedule, April 9 @ 9 a.m.

HF 2663, Statewide Infratstructure Tax for schools and property tax relief (SILO) SF 2133, Iowa crop improvement association HF 2552, management of cooperative associations HF 2594, disclosures in real estate transactions HF 2602, licesure of real es ...

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House Approves $16 Million for REAP

House Approves $16 Million for REAP

Led by State Representative Mark Kuhn, D-Charles City, the Iowa House approved a record $16 million for Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection program (REAP) today.  REAP partners with local communities to help clean the environment, protect natu ...

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House Approves Smoking Compromise

House Approves Smoking Compromise

On a bi-partisan 54-45 vote, the Iowa House approved a compromise crafted by House and Senate negotiators last night to ban smoking and protect 99% of Iowa workers.   House File 2212 has some exemptions to the smoking ban, including fairgrounds, the ...

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House Update, April 8

House Update, April 8

House Debate @ 9 am Committee Highlights Appropriations @ 2 pm (Supreme Court Chamber) HSB 787, education budget bill HF 2487, student achievement and teacher quality definitions SF 2134, county commissions on veteran's affairs Ways & Means @ 2 p ...

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