Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to thank and support Iowa’s veterans and their families for the services ...

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 ...

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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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2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 2429       Transportation Budget. Appropriates a total of $380,792,669 from both the Road Use Tax Fund(RUTF) and the Primary Road Fund(PRF). ...

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State Budget Remains Uncertain

State Budget Remains Uncertain

The scheduled date of adjournment has come and gone for the Iowa Legislature, but there is still a lot of work that remains on the state’s budget. The Iowa House took the first step in getting the budget completed by passing five budgets out of the H ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Session Goes Into Overtime

Inside the Iowa House: Session Goes Into Overtime

The 2018 Legislature was scheduled to adjourn on Tuesday, April 17 but it won’t happen anytime soon.  That’s because another week has gone by and GOP leaders who control both the House and Senate can’t agree on much of anything lately, especially on ...

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Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War

Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War

Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War Democratic lawmakers in the Iowa House filed a resolution today calling on Iowa Republican elected officials to take immediate action and force the Trump Administration to ...

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Bank Vice President and Trust Officer Dennis Evans to Run for Iowa House District 50

Bank Vice President and Trust Officer Dennis Evans to Run for Iowa House District 50

Reinbeck, Iowa -- Dennis Evans, father, husband, lifelong Iowan, MidWestOne Bank vice president and trust officer, and community volunteer, announced his intention to run for Iowa House District 50. District 50 includes Grundy county and parts of Har ...

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