Monday, March 25, 2019

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligibl ...

Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week.  After heari ...

Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

The way Iowa selects judges has been a model for the nation for decades.  It’s a merit based selection process that ...

Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and ...

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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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Smoking Conference Committee Crafts Proposal

Smoking Conference Committee Crafts Proposal

The conference committee on the Smokefree Air Act (House File 2212) met on Monday and crafted a comprise to be considered by the full House as soon as Tuesday.  Chaired in the House by State Representative Tyler Olson (D-Cedar Rapids), the compromise ...

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Bill Summary: Justice Systems Budget (HF 2660)

Bill Summary: Justice Systems Budget (HF 2660)

Justice Systems FY 09 Budget, HF 2660 ...

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