2018 Session Information

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Weight Limit Lifted on Roads for Iowa Farmers

By |2018-09-18T14:37:24-06:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

As harvest season in Iowa approaches, highways tend to get busier and more agriculture products need to be moved. Starting on September 15th the transportation of corn, hay, straw, silage, and stover are allowed to travel overweight without the need for a permit. The permit free period for oversize/ overweight transportation lasts for 60 days and [...]

Inside the Iowa House: Medicaid Privatization Problems Grow

By |2018-09-25T09:31:49-06:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Health Care, Recent News|

 While session ended last spring, we continue to hear many stories from Iowans that Medicaid privatization keeps getting worse, not better. We’ve heard from Iowans who have been denied critical care and essential medical equipment like walkers and wheelchairs.  We’ve heard from others who have had services severely reduced or cut altogether. In one case, an [...]

University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

By |2018-09-18T14:29:50-06:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

The Iowa Board of Regents has given initial approval of plans to ask lawmakers for more state resources next year as well as close several centers due to state budget cuts. The Regents also approved a request for several center closures including five at ISU and five at UI, including the Labor Center. The Labor Center [...]

State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

By |2018-09-18T14:22:11-06:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

In recent years, the total dollar amount of state tax credits to corporations has increased substantially and left the state with steep budget cuts and more debt.  During the same time, investment in critical state services, like public schools and health care, has been low. Even as corporate tax credits increased dramatically, Republican lawmakers passed a [...]

Vaccines for College Students

By |2018-08-21T13:15:53-06:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Vaccines are important all year long, but especially as students of all ages go back to school or college. While most parents are aware of the vaccinations needed for their child to start school as a kindergartener, it is important to remember that college students need to be vaccinated, too.  The recent cases of mumps, chicken [...]

Deer Hunting Licenses

By |2018-08-24T10:29:09-06:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Deer hunting licenses for Iowa residents went on sale on August 15th through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Iowa residents are eligible for one any deer license for a gun season, one any deer license for archery season, and one county specific antlerless deer license.  Hunters can purchase licenses through the last day of each [...]

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