Wednesday, August 23, 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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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, 4-21-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-21-15

Despite our efforts to compromise, the school funding crisis hit another unfortunate milestone this week as schools were forced to set their budget for the upcoming school year wi ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-17-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-17-15

Dear %%First Name%%, With an aging population, perhaps the biggest challenge facing Iowa today is a skilled worker shortage.  It’s a looming threat to our economy because if we do ...

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