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Vets Job Security Bill Moves to the Senate

By |2008-01-25T16:20:34-05:00January 25th, 2008|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 was sponsored by State Representative McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City.  The bill now goes to the [...]

Global Warming Denial Continues by Republicans

By |2008-01-23T14:44:56-05:00January 23rd, 2008|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , , |

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, Democrats made historic progress on the environment through expanded funding for REAP, the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council, Greenhouse Gas [...]

Zirkelbach Retuns to the House

By |2008-01-14T20:10:20-05:00January 14th, 2008|Categories: Candidates 2011|Tags: , , , |

After serving in Iraq and missing the last two legislative sessions, State Representative Ray Zirkelbach of Monticello rejoined his colleagues in the Iowa House on Monday, the opening day of the 2008 legislative session. Rep. Zirkelbach is Sergeant in the 133rd Infantry Division of the Army National Guard and was re-elected to the 31st House District [...]

House Speaker's 2008 Opening Remarks

By |2008-01-14T15:38:56-05:00January 14th, 2008|Categories: Budget, Candidates 2011|Tags: , , , |

Opening remarks from Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque: Since I have mentioned this person by name during the past two sessions, and before I welcome you all back today, the first thing I would like to say is welcome back to a member who has served our country abroad for the last two years. [...]

Majority Leader's 2008 Opening Remarks

By |2008-01-14T15:24:36-05:00January 14th, 2008|Categories: Candidates 2011|Tags: , , , |

Opening Remarks from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Thank you Mr. Speaker and ladies & gentlemen of the House. This legislative session we are perfectly poised – perfectly poised to maintain the historic progress we made last year while putting people before politics. If the Iowa caucuses showed us anything earlier this month, Iowans want us [...]

2008 Session Opens

By |2008-01-14T08:46:17-05:00January 14th, 2008|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The 2008 Session of the 82nd General Assembly convenes at 10 a.m. today. After opening speeches by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader Christopher Rants, and House Speaker Pat Murphy, the House will honor State Representative Ray Zirkelbach of Monticello for his service in Iraq. On Tuesday, January 15, Iowa Governor Chet Culver delivers the [...]

Generation Iowa Makes Recommendations

By |2008-01-11T16:17:57-05:00January 11th, 2008|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , |

The Generation Iowa Commission released their recommendations today to keep more young people in Iowa.  The commission was created by the 2007 Legislature after a record number of young people took office in the Iowa House of Representatives.  State Representatives Elesha Gayman of Davenport, Andrew Wenthe of Hawkeye, McKinley Bailey of Webster City, and Tyler Olson of [...]

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