After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa has been signed into law. To fill critical gaps in the system, the new law will allow more Iowans to access mental health services and also p ...Read More »
Students who plan on attending one of the state’s three public universities next year will be paying more money and taking on more debt to earn a degree. The Board of Regents (BOR) announced this week that they will be addressing a proposed tuition i ...Read More »
According to a new report released by the State Ombudsman Office, there has been a 157% increase in Medicaid-related problems reported to the agency in 2017. Most of these complaints came from the members and providers involved in Home and Community ...Read More »
Despite strong opposition, legislation passed the Iowa House that would ban and penalize any form of a so-called “Sanctuary City”, even though no such “Sanctuary Cities” exist in Iowa. With only one Iowa organization supporting the legislation, the b ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 29 – Wed. April 4, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 637 Background Checks. Allows an applicant with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (Office), or an applicant with a participa ...Read More »
Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state. During the months of March and April, the DNR will release 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout to bring fishing to the urban parts of the state. ...Read More »
Online learning could drastically expand, as all of Iowa’s 333 school districts would be allowed to have an online program under legislation passed by the House. Nationally and within Iowa, student achievement results from on-line courses drastically ...Read More »
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