Thursday, March 30, 2017

Surplus to Deficits — The GOP Budget Mess

Memo To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: Ma ...

Republican Voter Suppression Bill Advances

A controversial bill that will make it harder over for 200,000 Iowans to vote is expected to pass the Iowa House th ...

First Funnel 2017: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 3rd, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligi ...

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt; Do you have Unclaimed Property?

Every year, there are millions of dollars turned into the State Treasurer’s office as lost or abandoned property. T ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 9 – Wed. Feb. 15, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb. 9 – Wed. Feb. 15, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 9 – Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Environmental Protection HF 202 DNR Cleanup Bill. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) bill. Transfers the duties of the solid waste alternatives program from th ...

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Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans will stop at nothing to reward corporate special interests while ignoring the hard-working Iowans in their own districts. Thousands and thousands of Iowans have contacted us in person, by phone, and over email to voice their opposition to ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb 2 – Wed. Feb. 8, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Feb 2 – Wed. Feb. 8, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 2 – Wed. Feb. 8, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations SF 166          State Supplemental Aid (SSA).  Sets increase in state school funding in FY 2018 with an increase for SSA and Categorical fundi ...

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Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Republican lawmakers at the State Capitol are fast tracking their bill to shortchange public schools. They just don't want to listen to Iowans. They’ve proposed just a 1.1% increase next year. That's even less than the 2% recommended by the Governor. ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking,  Thurs. Jan 26 – Wed. Feb 1, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Jan 26 – Wed. Feb 1, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan 26 – Wed. Feb 1, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Appropriations HF 136         State Supplemental Aid (SSA).  The bill provides a total in state school funding in FY 2018 with an increase for SSA and Catego ...

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Inside the Iowa House:  Iowans Pay for Republican Budget Mess

Inside the Iowa House: Iowans Pay for Republican Budget Mess

The first order of business this session for Governor Branstad and Republican lawmakers is fixing the state budget deficit they created this year with over $117 million in state budget cuts. Their mid-year budget cuts include an $18 million cut to Io ...

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Monica Kurth Wins Special Election in HD 89

Monica Kurth Wins Special Election in HD 89

Democrat Monica Kurth won big in today's House District 89 special election. The seat was vacated when Rep. Jim Lykam won a December 27th senate special election. Kurth defeated Republican candidate Mike Gonzales 72% to 27% in the west Davenport dist ...

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