Saturday, May 26, 2018

Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” ...

Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police ...

REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agricu ...

Lawmakers Continue the Push to End Medicaid Privatization

Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, the results have been disastrous for the people o ...

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2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2018 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this year and leading the fight for everyday Iowans. On behalf of my caucus, I want to thank the Ho ...

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Democratic Leaders Call on Governor to Expand Investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

Democratic Leaders Call on Governor to Expand Investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

The leaders of the Iowa House and Senate Democrats today called on Governor Kim Reynolds to expand the independent investigation of David Jamison and the Iowa Finance Authority. “The fallout from the firing of David Jamison should be a wakeup call to ...

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Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

The Governor has signed into law a bill preventing practices that shamed students in school, if they could not pay their lunch debt. Iowa has become the ninth state to pass a law protecting children under these circumstances, and lawmakers in Louisia ...

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Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

Last week, Governor Reynolds privately signed a controversial anti-immigration bill into law which takes effect July 1, 2018. While the bill is designed to ban so-called “sanctuary cities” in Iowa, there are no such cities in the state. The new law w ...

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Free Fishing Weekend in June

Free Fishing Weekend in June

With the weather getting nicer people are excited to get outdoors to fish. People fishing over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa fishing license. Fishing licenses for Iowa residents range from $9.50 for a one day license to $53 for a three year li ...

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Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200, takes steps to safeguard veterans from organizations wanting to charge individuals for benefit assistance, when veterans are entitled ...

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Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches Becomes Law

Additional Protections for Consumer Data Breaches Becomes Law

A bill that provides more protections for consumers that have their credit stolen became law recently. Senate File 2177 expanded options for consumers to get a security freeze, which is a notice placed in the consumer’s credit report that prohibits r ...

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