Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dr. Phil Miller Wins Special Election in House District 82

STATEMENT FROM IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH “Congratulations to Dr. Phil Miller on tonight’s decisive vi ...

Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

Lawmakers called on the House Oversight Committee to continue their work reviewing the cases of the two teenage gir ...

Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were ma ...

Fairfield Veterinarian Phil Miller to Seek Democratic Nomination for Iowa House

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Iowa’s New Governor

Inside the Iowa House: Iowa’s New Governor

    At the ripe old age of 26, I returned to Osceola, Iowa to be the Director of the Clarke County Office of the Iowa Department of Human Services.  My office was down the hall from the offices of the treasurer, auditor, and recorder.  Afte ...

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New Changes to Iowa’s Natural Resources

New Changes to Iowa’s Natural Resources

This year, the Legislature worked on many bills relating to Iowa’s natural resources. One piece of legislation gives the State Forest Nursery more flexibility in pricing the seeds and plants they sell. The nursery provides good-quality native plant m ...

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New Student Assessment Approval Process

New Student Assessment Approval Process

The Department of Education is required to issue a new bid process for the assessment that Iowa will use in public schools, and the State Board of Education will evaluate and make a decision on which test to implement. The new law approved this year ...

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Medical Cannabidiol Takes a Step Forward

Medical Cannabidiol Takes a Step Forward

In a surprise ending, the Legislature passed language that will allow persons with a valid registration card to get cannabidiol with a THC level of not more than 3% in Iowa. This was done as a next step to Iowa’s current Medical Cannabidiol Act, whic ...

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Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

Despite objections from thousands of Iowans, Republicans at the State Capitol unraveled 40 years of teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, and other working Iowans having a voice in their own workplace this year. Written behind closed doors without ...

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Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

Updated Mammogram Reporting Bill Takes Effect

Breast cancer affects every Iowan in different ways. According to the American Cancer Society, finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Breast ca ...

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New Changes for Voting Iowans

New Changes for Voting Iowans

Voters in Iowa will have more hurdles and less time to vote after Republican lawmakers approved new changes to Iowa’s elections this legislative session. The changes include shortening the voting window and requiring a photo ID to vote. The legislati ...

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