On Friday, March 31, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the "funnel". While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House o ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 29, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 362 Animal Pathogens on Fairgrounds. A state or county fair is not liable for damages for death of a livestock from a pathogen oc ...Read More »
Memo To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: March 29, 2017 Re: Surplus to Deficit -- The GOP Budget Mess As the Legislature approaches adjournment next month, lawmakers will be turn ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 16 – Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture SF 447 CAFO Nuisance Excemption. Creates a permanent nuisance category for confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and caps damag ...Read More »
The 2017 Iowa Legislature just passed the halfway mark. What we’ve learned so far from the Republican majority is deeply troubling. Instead of focusing on the priorities of Iowans, they are passing the priorities of the special interests. They aren’t ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 9 – Wed. Mar. 15, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HF 440 Extension Council Expense Reports. HF 440 Provides extension councils an additional month to prepare expense reports. (passed H ...Read More »
A controversial bill that will make it harder over for 200,000 Iowans to vote is expected to pass the Iowa House this week. The legislation has been pushed by Republican lawmakers despite opposition from local election officials and voting rights adv ...Read More »
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