Thursday, November 15, 2018

Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judic ...

Fall Trout Stocking

Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  D ...

Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to prevent suicide in Iowa. T ...

2019 Health Insurance Enrollment Approaches

Beginning November 1 through December 15, Iowans may purchase or change their Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual ...

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House Update, February 5

House Update, February 5

House Debate @ 9 a.m. HF 247 -- voting member representation on joint E911 service boards for cities or townships providing fire protection services through a volunteer fire department (Rep. Huser, floor manager) SF 572 -- extending state tax benefit ...

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Surface Water Protection Act

Surface Water Protection Act

A new initiative to improve Iowa's water quality was introduced in the Iowa House today, called the Surface Water Protection Act. The bill is the result of a two-year watershed planning task force. "Over 20 years ago, the Legislature created the Grou ...

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House Update, February 4

House Update, February 4

Committee Work *** Bill book is down tonight so there are no bill descriptions or links available in the committee section.  Apologies for the inconvenience.   Natural Resources @ 1:30  -- HF 2048 Education @ 3:30 -- HSB 530 Human Resources @ 3:30 HS ...

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Week 3 Review

Week 3 Review

Bills Approved by the House SF 2054 Retroactive Mental Health Funding. Allows for counties to apply for mental health services allowed growth and property tax relief funding if they did not submit their application on time. Clayton County is the only ...

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Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

"We made great strides last year expanding our job creation efforts by focusing on targeted industries like advanced manufacturing, information solutions, life sciences and alternative energy. We will continue our focus this year on creating good-pay ...

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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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