Saturday, February 17, 2018

CHARTS: K-12 School Funding Vs. Iowa Corporate Tax Credits

The first chart shows the dramatic rise in business tax credits the chart while the below chart shows several years ...

105 Iowa Public Schools Closed as GOP School Funding Hits Another Record Low

Des Moines, IA — A new analysis of public school buildings released today found 105 public schools have closed sinc ...

Inside the Iowa House: Putting Iowans First

Over the last year, I’ve traveled to every corner of the state to listen and learn what’s important to Iowans. I’ve ...

Iowa Democratic Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

        Iowa Democratic Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan Focus On Improving Lives f ...

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Community Leader and Former Educator Brenda Brink to Run for Iowa House District 49

Community Leader and Former Educator Brenda Brink to Run for Iowa House District 49

Huxley, Iowa – Brenda Brink, a community leader, lifelong rural Iowan, and former educator from Huxley, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa House District 49, which includes Hardin and Story counties. “I’m running for the Iowa House because for ...

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State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

Des Moines, Iowa – In a letter sent to lawmakers and the Governor today, State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald raised new questions about Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to borrow from the state’s economic emergency fund to close the state’s books. State Repre ...

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Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today sent a letter to State Auditor Mary Mosiman requesting a special audit on the closing of the 2017 Fiscal Year (FY). “On Jun ...

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Inside the Iowa House: No Special Session but Iowans Still Pay for GOP Budget Mess

Inside the Iowa House: No Special Session but Iowans Still Pay for GOP Budget Mess

Dear %%First Name%%, This week's column is authored by Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee.  -- Mark ******************************************** No Special Session but Iowans Still Pay for GOP Budget Mess By Rep. Ch ...

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Community Volunteer and Attorney Karin Derry  To Run for Iowa House District 39

Community Volunteer and Attorney Karin Derry To Run for Iowa House District 39

Johnston, Iowa – Karin Derry, community volunteer, mother of three and attorney from Johnston, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 39th House District, which includes Johnston, Grimes, and Urbandale. “I’m running for the Iowa House because po ...

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Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis

Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis

Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis From Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee "For the third time this year, Gov. Reynolds is making Iowans pay for borrowed money and corporate tax giveaways. ...

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Memo to Reporters: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess

Memo to Reporters: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess

MEMO To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: September 19, 2017 Re: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess While the state’s fiscal year ended back in June, lawmake ...

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