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Hanson Introduces Cost-Savings Proposal on School Buses

By |2013-09-06T11:51:08-06:00January 28th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Session Information, Members in the News|Tags: , |

State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield introduced legislation last week to set up a centralized school bus purchasing system, set to save schools over $500 per school bus. State-managed school bus buying cooperative proposed January 25, 2013 By O. Kay Henderson A bill awaiting committee action in the Iowa House would set up a centralized school [...]

Gaskill Stresses Importance of Statewide Preschool

By |2012-08-22T09:33:12-06:00August 22nd, 2012|Categories: Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , |

State Representative Mary Gaskill of Ottumwa stressed the importance of statewide universal preschool in a statement made yesterday. “I want to make absolutely sure that we continue to fund that so that our kids can get a good start because it's proven by statistics that you absolutely learn better in your early years so let’s help [...]

Steckman Weighs in on Governor's Education Summit

By |2012-08-07T08:31:44-06:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City, ranking member of the House Education Committee, attended the Governor's daylong education summit and gave her take on the Governor's plan for education. In the article, Rep. Steckman emphasized giving teachers additional instruction, as well as increasing respect for their practice. Statewide symposium examines teacher reform Gov. Terry Branstad wants [...]

Republican War on Women Continues

By |2012-06-21T07:51:53-06:00June 21st, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Republicans won't give up their divisive, extreme agenda. This time they are targeting low-income women who are victims of rape and incest. Rep. Lisa Heddens of Ames: "Look who it's going to affect: low-income women who are seeking medical attention for situations of rape and incest," Heddens told HuffPost. "You are re-victimizing the woman who is [...]

Representative Kelley: Investing in America's Future

By |2012-06-08T13:45:58-06:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Representative Dan Kelley of Newton had the opportunity to write a post for the White House Blog after President Obama visited TPI Composites in Newton. The President highlighted investments in clean energy by passing legislation that will extend the Production Tax Credit. Here are Representative Kelley's reflections: Iowa State Representative Dan Kelley, who represents Newton, reflects [...]

Steckman Raises Concern for New Education Testing

By |2012-02-06T11:58:57-06:00February 6th, 2012|Categories: Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Ranking Member of the Education committee, Sharon Steckman of Mason City raised concern about using the new Smarter Balanced Assessment test in replacement of the long time used Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Iowa Test of Basic Skills may be on way out By MIKE WISER Globe Gazette Des Moines Bureau | Posted: Sunday, February 5, [...]

Iowa City Legislators Meet to Address Legislative Priorities

By |2011-12-16T09:49:14-06:00December 16th, 2011|Categories: Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Representatives Jacoby of Coralville, and Lensing of Iowa City met with Iowa City leaders  to discuss legislative priorities affecting the area this coming 2012 session. From the Iowa City Press Citizen Officials lay out county's legislative priorities to state leaders 10:26 PM, Dec. 15, 2011  |  IC Press Citizen The Johnson County Board of Supervisors presented Thursday its [...]

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