Sunday, December 17, 2017

Inside the Iowa House: Vouchers On the Way?

Inside the Iowa House: Vouchers On the Way?

According to the special interests running the show for Republicans at the State Capitol these days, the next priority of the Iowa Legislature will be vouchers that siphon funding ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Excuses Won’t Fix Iowa’s Broken School Funding

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Excuses Won’t Fix Iowa’s Broken School Funding

We reached another important deadline in the Legislature this week designed to help us narrow down the bills eligible for debate as we close in on adjournment.  There are a few bi ...

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2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Legislative Session: Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Welcome back to all of you. And let me first say congratulations to you Madam Speaker and Leader H ...

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Inside the Iowa House, The Governor Who Thought He Was King

Inside the Iowa House, The Governor Who Thought He Was King

The Governor Who Thought He Was King Our system of government is set up with a series of checks and balances. Right now, Iowans picked a divided government, which means we have to ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

Last week, we ended the 2015 legislative session and returned to our homes and communities.   The question everyone always asks is, “what will this session be known for?” The answ ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-5-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-5-15

The 2015 session moves in to overtime this week with no end in sight.  The last scheduled day of session was last Friday, May 1st, but there are still a lot of issues to be resolv ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 3-24-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 3-24-15

  We’re just over half way through the 2015 session.   As you may have heard, the biggest challenge we face is the school funding crisis. Since session began in January, scho ...

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