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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 [...]

Iowa Lawmakers: No Dues Have Been Paid to ALEC

By |2014-01-21T10:57:50-05:00January 21st, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) said today the Iowa Legislature has not paid dues to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since 2011.  The letter is the second sent by Rep. Smith after ALEC officials claimed that the Iowa Legislature joined ALEC “as a single body.” “ALEC’s assertion that the Iowa Legislature is a [...]

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