Monday, March 27, 2017

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 ...

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 th ...

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Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

A new survey of Iowa Superintendents has found that about 2/3 of them will be forced to raise class size, cut teachers, and reduce opportunities for students if lawmakers approve a 2% or lower increase in basic school funding. “Nearly every school le ...

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2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

2017 Session Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Thank you, Madam Speaker. Let me begin my remarks with a humble congratulations to you and your colleagues because the voters of Iowa have entrusted you with the governance of this s ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

Inside the Iowa House: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

Warning: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse The 2017 Legislative session starts on Monday and Iowans should know there’s trouble ahead. Swept into office with political outsider Trump, Iowa Republicans now control every branch of state government. Whil ...

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Monica Kurth Wins Democratic Nomination for Special Election in House District 89

Monica Kurth Wins Democratic Nomination for Special Election in House District 89

On Thursday, January 5th, the Scott County Democratic Party selected Monica Kurth to be their nominee in the Iowa House District 89 special election to replace Jim Lykam. Lykam was elected to the Iowa State Senate in a special election on December 27 ...

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House Democrats Select 2017 Committee Assignments

House Democrats Select 2017 Committee Assignments

House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown today announced committee assignments and appointed the Ranking Members of House Committees for the 2017 legislative session. “House Democrats have assembled a strong team to lead committees and keep ...

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Meet the Candidate: Charles Isenhart HD 100

Meet the Candidate: Charles Isenhart HD 100

Charles Isenhart Iowa House District 100 Contact Charles: 1665 Kaufmann Ave Dubuque, IA 52001 Email: goodcampaign@aol.com State Representative Charles Isenhart of Dubuque is the son of Bud and Marcella Isenhart. He has four brothers, two sisters, 15 ...

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Meet the Candidate: Abby Finkenauer HD 99

Meet the Candidate: Abby Finkenauer HD 99

Abby Finkenauer Iowa House District 99 Contact Abby: 1040 Rush St Dubuque, IA 52003 Email: abby4iowahouse@gmail.com Website: http://www.voteabby.com/ Abby Finkenauer is running for her second term in the Iowa House. She serves on Economic Growth ...

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