Saturday, May 26, 2018

Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” ...

Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police ...

REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agricu ...

Lawmakers Continue the Push to End Medicaid Privatization

Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, the results have been disastrous for the people o ...

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Rep. Thomas Receives Business Award

Rep. Thomas Receives Business Award

State Representative Roger Thomas of Elkader received the 2007 Leadership Award from the Professional Developers of Iowa. Thomas is chair of the House Economic Growth Committee.  The award was announced in the PDI October newsletter:  "As many of you ...

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New Committee Assignments

New Committee Assignments

There have been some changes to House Democratic Caucus committee assignments.  We are making a spreadsheet available for download.  The sheet is organized "by committee". [Click Here to Download XLS Document] ...

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Rep. Staed Appointed VC of Economic Dev Budget

Rep. Staed Appointed VC of Economic Dev Budget

State Representative Art Staed of Cedar Rapids has been named Vice-Chair of the Economic Development Budget Subcommittee by House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque. “With experience in both small business and education, I trust Rep. Staed to help us crea ...

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Rep. Miller's Artful Dodger Project

Rep. Miller's Artful Dodger Project

State Representative Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge and Assistant Majority Leader, was featured in the Fort Dodge Messenger today for her work on the Artful Dodger project. "After a year hiatus, the Artful Dodger project is back for 2008. Organizer and f ...

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Statehouse News [10/31/07]

Statehouse News [10/31/07]

********************************************** Iowa House of Representatives STATEHOUSE NEWS -- October 31, 2007 [PDF Download] *********************************************** INSIDE THIS ISSUE: County Grant Program for Veterans Regents Universities ...

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Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

The Iowa Board of Regents gave their first approval today to a 3.2 tuition increase at state universities next year, the lowest increase since 1980.   Keeping tuition affordable at our state univerisities was one of the top priorties of Democrats in ...

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Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications

A new board created to keep Iowans safe through improved emergency communications met for the first time on Tuesday.  State Representative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls, who has worked on the issue for several years, sponored and managed the bill (House ...

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