Monday, June 17, 2019

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, 7-6-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 7-6-15

Just before the July 4th holiday, Governor Branstad sent Iowa schools scrambling when he vetoed $56 million in urgently needed funding. It’s just the latest gut punch to K-12 scho ...

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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, 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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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 1-26-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 1-26-15

We’re just starting the third week of the legislative session and school funding will take center stage this week.   It’s a debate that’s already a year overdue. That’s because Go ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-8-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-8-14

After a few days of overtime, the 2014 legislative session wrapped up work in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 1st.   As I expressed on opening day, I had hoped that this ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-4-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-4-14

When the session began, House Democrats outlined our priorities this session and they were all focused on building a strong middle class from the ground up. With the 2014 session ...

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