A new survey of local elected officials released today found Iowans will be facing higher property taxes and cuts in local services next year if Republicans enact their plan to end the state’s property tax backfill. “Our local elected officials are ...Read More »
Iowans are deeply concerned about a looming trade war that could impact Iowa pork, soybeans, ethanol, and other agricultural exports. The President’s decision to impose $60 billion in tariffs caused the Chinese to in turn announce tariffs on American ...Read More »
The House has agreed with the Senate language addressing school security plans, and the bill has been sent to the Governor. Under the legislation public and non-public schools would have to develop emergency operations plans no later than June 30, 20 ...Read More »
As Governor Reynolds signed $35 million of budget cuts in to law this week, it is looking more and more likely that lawmakers will be working overtime to close out the 2018 legislative session. Since the budget has been in deficit for two years in a ...Read More »
The Iowa Senate has begun work on a new bill that would shift hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars from public schools to private schools. The bill creates a new voucher program that would give $4,000 in state tax dollars for students to use at p ...Read More »
With the winter season coming to an end, some Iowans who are experiencing hardships may have their utilities shut off as the Iowa's winter moratorium law ends April 1. The moratorium protects eligible Iowans who are certified under the Low-Income Ene ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 22 – Wed. March 28, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations SF 2117 De-Appropriations. The agreed to de-appropriations budget reductions from the House Majority Party cut a total of $35.4 million fr ...Read More »
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