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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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School Infrastructure & Property Tax Relief Plan Advances

School Infrastructure & Property Tax Relief Plan Advances

After a bi-partisan 18-6 vote in the House Ways & Means Committee late Thursday, a plan to redistribute the one cent sales tax currently collected for schools on an equitable basis now moves to the House Floor. The plan also provides $24 million ...

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Week 10 Review

Week 10 Review

Appropriations HSB773 Justice Systems Budget. Makes appropriation to the Attorney General, Board of Parole, Civil Rights Commission, Law Enforcement Academy, Indigent Defense, and the Departments of Corrections, Defense and Public Safety. (Passed Hou ...

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HOUSE APPROVES $4.9 MILLION FOR PAPER TRAIL (SF 2347)

HOUSE APPROVES $4.9 MILLION FOR PAPER TRAIL (SF 2347)

On a 92-6 vote, the Iowa House approved $4.9 million from state gaming revenues on Thursday to ensure every county in Iowa has voting machines with a verified paper trail by the November, 2008 elections.   The paper trail requirement was approved las ...

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House Update, March 20

House Update, March 20

SmokeFree Air Act Conference Committee @ 10 am Supreme Court Chamber, Room 103 House Members: Rep. Tyler Olson (D), Rep. Janet Petersen (D), Rep. Mike Reasoner (D), Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R), Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R) Committee Highlights Education App ...

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House Sends Smoking Ban to Conference

House Sends Smoking Ban to Conference

The Iowa House today sent the SmokeFree Air Act, House File 2212, to a House-Senate Conference Committee to work out their differences.  The House and Senate will each appoint five members.  Both the House and Senate will have to approve the Conferen ...

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House Update, March 19

House Update, March 19

Debate @ 9 am HF 2212, Smoke Free Air Act Committee Highlights Education @ 1 pm (Sup. Court Chamber) -- SF 2216, statewide core curriculum Agriculture @ 2 pm (Sup. Court Consultation) -- SF 2337, liability insurance by association of Iowa fairs Subco ...

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House Update, March 18

House Update, March 18

Committee Highlights Appropriations @ 11 am (Sup. Court Chamber) -- HSB 773, Justice Systems Budget State Gov't @ 2 pm (Sup. Court Chamber) -- SF 487, novelty lights & state fire marshal Judiciary @ 3 pm (Sup. Court Consultation) SF 199, subpoena ...

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