Wednesday, November 21, 2018

2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

The Governor signed new protections for victims of human trafficking into law. Many of these protections will go into effect in July of this year. Senate File 2311 will increase p ...

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Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

Justice Systems Budget Fails to Encompass Correctional Officers

The Justice Systems Budget Bill, House File 2450, provides funding for a variety of state agencies that are involved in protecting Iowans.  These agencies include the Board of Par ...

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Iowa Juvenile Home Investigation Meetings Scheduled

Iowa Juvenile Home Investigation Meetings Scheduled

In recent weeks, news reports have brought to light the treatment of children at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. These issues were brought forward after a site visit by the Disa ...

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Extreme Republican Agenda Dead

Extreme Republican Agenda Dead

Iowa Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme agenda in Iowa history. Fortunately, many pieces of their extreme agenda are dead and here are the highlights: Republicans on ...

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Democrats Urge Quick Action on National Guard Tuition Help

Democrats Urge Quick Action on National Guard Tuition Help

House Democrats today encouraged Republicans to take quick action on two bills to prevent tuition hikes on national guard members and improve safety at Iowa’s correctional institu ...

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New Laws Go Into Effect on July 1

New Laws Go Into Effect on July 1

A number of new laws will go into effect on July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. Several changes were made during the 2010 legislative session that will affect Iowans, in ...

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New Laws Start Wednesday

New Laws Start Wednesday

Several new laws will hit the books on July 1, the start of the state's fiscal year. Several changes were made during the 2009 legislative session that will impact Iowans, includi ...

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