Thursday, February 21, 2019

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 ...

Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

Iowa judges are selected using a merit selection process. A nonpartisan commission nominates qualified individuals ...

Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

In the first vote in the Iowa House in 2019, Republican lawmakers voted to deny 29 Iowans their right to vote. On a ...

GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

Republican lawmakers in charge of the Election Contest Committee said late Tuesday that they will not allow disenfr ...

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Dems Fill 90 Seats on Filing Deadline

Dems Fill 90 Seats on Filing Deadline

Democratic candidates have filed in 90 of the 100 House Districts for the upcoming 2008 elections.  House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque said he was optimistic about the opportunity to expand the Democrat's majority based on the strong slate of candid ...

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House Update, March 17

House Update, March 17

Committee Highlights Human Resources @ 1:30 pm (Sup. Court Chamber) -- SF 2269, family investment program requirements Subcommittee Highlights 11:15 (Sup. Court Consultation) -- HF 2351, tax credits for redevelopment of underutilized property 11:20 - ...

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Week 9 Review

Week 9 Review

Appropriations HSB 772 Judicial Branch Budget. Makes appropriations to the Iowa courts. (passed Commit-tee 14-11) to House Calendar HSB 779 Optical Scan Voting System Equipment. Appropriates $4.9 million to the Secretary of State’s office for the pur ...

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House Update, March 13

House Update, March 13

House Debate @ 9 am HF 2406, regulation of commercial motor vehicle operators by the state department of transportation HF 2327, inclined or vertical wheelchair lifts regulated by the elevator safety board HF 2332, workers' compensation benefit payme ...

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Bill Summary: Smokefree Air Act (HF 2212) (Senate Amendment)

Bill Summary: Smokefree Air Act (HF 2212) (Senate Amendment)

Smokefree Air Act (HF 2212) (Senate Amendment) ...

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House Update, March 12

House Update, March 12

House Debate @ 9 am & 2 pm HF 2212, Smokefree air Act (House considers Senate Amendment) HF 2364, Utilization of physical plant and equipment levy revenue to guarantee school district energy savings contracts HF 2384, deposit of public funds with ...

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Surface Water Protection Act Clears the House

Surface Water Protection Act Clears the House

A new initiative to improve Iowa’s water quality was approved by the Iowa House of Representatives today, called the Surface Water Protection Act. The bill is the result of a two-year watershed planning task force. “It’s been 21 years since the Legis ...

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