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Iowans Lose Education Funding and Mental Health Services because Republicans Ignore Call for Special Session

By |2015-07-30T12:02:47-05:00July 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the new school year starting in a few weeks, Republican lawmakers ignored their constituents and refused the call for a special session to overturn Governor Branstad’s reckless veto of $56 million for Iowa schools, university funding to prevent tuition increases, and the loss of urgently needed mental health services. “The compromises legislators reached had strong [...]

Republicans Slash Over $115 Million from Education Plans

By |2012-03-27T17:46:43-05:00March 27th, 2012|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Republicans slashed over $115 million from an education plan already approved by the Senate today in the Iowa House. Legislators said the latest round of Republican budget cuts in education will slow efforts to grow Iowa’s skilled workforce. “Iowa students already carry one of the highest debt loads in the country and the Republican education budget [...]

Republicans Scrap Education Gains, Slash Over $100 Million from Senate Plans

By |2012-03-22T15:05:00-05:00March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

House Republicans slashed over $100 million from an education plan already approved by the Iowa Senate today.  Legislators said the latest round of Republican budget cuts in education will slow efforts to grow Iowa’s skilled workforce. “The Republican bill is a step backwards in our efforts to build a highly-skilled workforce.  The budget is a reflection [...]

House Republicans Abuse Power; Democrats Leave in Protest

By |2012-02-29T10:40:41-05:00February 29th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY “Yesterday, the Republican Majority Leader gave me a list of the scope of possible bills that might be debated today.  Under House Rules, the amendment filing deadline is the day before bills are debated… in other words… yesterday. House Republicans have betrayed our trust and have told us today, [...]

Republican Education Plans Fail Iowa Students

By |2012-02-10T11:11:19-05:00February 10th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

House Democrats said new budget documents released today show House Republicans aren’t interested in growing Iowa’s skilled workforce or education reform efforts. “The Republican education budget is a failure for Iowa students and the future of our economy,” said House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines. “Now more than ever, the strength of Iowa’s economy [...]

Republicans Approve Legislation in Virtually Empty House Chamber

By |2011-05-06T14:28:07-05:00May 6th, 2011|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY ON CONTROVERSIAL LEGISLATION APPROVED IN VIRTUALLY EMPTY HOUSE CHAMBER “Once again, House Republicans are governing in an extremist fashion. Because of the budget standoff, all representatives in the Iowa House were sent home this past Wednesday. However, this morning to a virtually empty House Chamber, Republican Majority Leader Linda [...]

Dems Launch Save Preschool Website; Call for Public Hearing

By |2011-01-13T15:03:39-05:00January 13th, 2011|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

House Democrats today said ending preschool for nearly 20,000 kids is shortsighted and encouraged Iowans concerned about state budget cuts to participate in a public hearing at the State Capitol on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm or submit comments on a new web page for concerned Iowans at www.iowahouse.org/savepreschool. “With research proving every $1 spent on [...]

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