Tuesday, May 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, 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, 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, 2-4-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-4-15

    One of the keys to building a strong middle class is providing more economic security to working families. Right now, there are over 306,000 Iowans earning the minim ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 11-15-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 11-15-15

    The 2015 Iowa Legislature kicked off the 110 day session on Monday this week.   As the leader of House Democrats, I’m proud to lead the most diverse caucus under the ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-24-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-24-14

    Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population.  We all must work together to re-populate rural Iowa and capital ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-8-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-8-14

Last month, Iowa House Democrats across the state outlined our agenda to grow Iowa’s middle class and re-vitalize rural Iowa. Our plan focuses on five major areas – boosting the m ...

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