Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

2018 Legislative Session: Opening Day Comments Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith To watch the full video of Representative's Smith's remarks go to: https://www.facebook.com/ ...

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

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

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 reckle ...

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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, 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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