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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 [...]

Watch Opening Day Remarks From House Leader Mark Smith

By |2014-01-13T12:40:01-05:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here is House Democratic Leader Mark Smith's Opening Day Remarks: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And thank you to House Democrats who have given me this opportunity to serve as your leader. Last week, I celebrated living on this earth for 62 years and all of those 62 years have been in Iowa. This is the land [...]

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-17-13

By |2013-10-17T15:30:25-05:00October 17th, 2013|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

My mother once told me a story from her childhood in the 1930’s about her nine-year-old neighbor who had developed polio.  She had to travel to the University of Iowa to get treatment and got there in a state car, which was provided by the UI.One day the state car came down to get her with [...]

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 9-16-13

By |2013-10-17T15:28:29-05:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

My name is Mark Smith and I’m the new Democratic Leader in the Iowa House of Representatives.  I was elected last month by my colleagues after our previous leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines, resigned to take a new job in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. First, I just want to share a bit about [...]

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