Monday, July 16, 2018

New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Iowans should be aware of several changes we made to Iowa law beginning on July 1 that could impact their lives. Th ...

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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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Majority Leader's 2008 Opening Remarks

Majority Leader's 2008 Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Thank you Mr. Speaker and ladies & gentlemen of the House. This legislative session we are perfectly poised – perfectly poised to maintain the historic progress we made last year while pu ...

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2008 Session Opens

2008 Session Opens

The 2008 Session of the 82nd General Assembly convenes at 10 a.m. today. After opening speeches by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader Christopher Rants, and House Speaker Pat Murphy, the House will honor State Representative Ray Zi ...

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Generation Iowa Makes Recommendations

Generation Iowa Makes Recommendations

The Generation Iowa Commission released their recommendations today to keep more young people in Iowa.  The commission was created by the 2007 Legislature after a record number of young people took office in the Iowa House of Representatives.  State ...

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