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House Democrats Urge Increased Investments in Public Education

By |2020-02-17T17:08:22-06:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

After listening to Iowa school leaders, teachers and parents, House Democrats voted to keep schools open and prevent higher class sizes next year by boosting the state’s investment to public schools by $133 million. Over the last ten years, students have received an increase of just 32 cents per day and 126 schools have closed. School [...]

Rep. McConkey Helps Get Additional Flood Dollars for Council Bluffs

By |2020-02-17T16:18:50-06:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

State Representative Charlie McConkey of Council Bluffs was pleased to announce today that lawmakers have allocated additional flood relief investments to Council Bluffs and Western Iowa. “As we know, the flooding from last season created a tremendous amount of damage in our community and many others in Southwest Iowa. The flooding has been a nearly $2 billion [...]

Four Big Ideas to Make Child Care More Affordable and Accessible

By |2020-02-17T17:19:40-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Iowa House Democrats released a four-point plan to make child care more affordable and accessible to Iowa families. The four-point plan includes: Grants to expand or open a new licensed child care facility to end child care deserts and give families more options for child care. The new Child Care Center and Child Development Home Grant [...]

2020 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 30 – Wed. February 5

By |2020-02-06T14:06:20-06:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Session Information, News, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan. 30 – Wed. Feb. 5, 2020 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 2244       Supplemental Appropriations. This makes a supplemental appropriation to Homeland Security for flood mitigation efforts of $20,000,000 and $330,000 to Department of Human Services for Glenwood.  (passed Committee 24-0) to House Appropriations Calendar HF 2455       Transportation Equity. This is [...]

McKean To Seek Re-election to the Iowa House

By |2020-02-05T08:39:49-06:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: News|

State Representative Andy McKean of Anamosa announced today that he will seek re-election in House District 58, which includes all of Jackson County and most of Jones County, as well as the city of Cascade and Whitewater Township in southern Dubuque County. “It’s a great honor to serve in the Iowa House and I’m proud of [...]

2020 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. January 23 – Wed. January 29

By |2020-01-30T15:26:44-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Session Information, News, Recent News|

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Jan. 23 – Wed. Jan. 29, 2020 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Commerce HSB 515      Hedging Transactions. Modifies Iowa Code definition of highly effective hedging transactions to National Association of Insurance Commissioners accounting guidance.  (passed Committee 21-0) to House Calendar HSB 516      Iowa Cell Siting Act Sunset. Extends the “Iowa Cell Siting Act” [...]

Steve Hansen Announces Candidacy for Iowa House, District 14

By |2020-02-18T13:38:13-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Candidates 2020, News|

Steve Hansen Announces Candidacy for Iowa House Former Iowa Legislator Steve Hansen has announced his plan to file papers to pursue the candidacy of the Iowa House of Representatives, House District 14. As part of his announcement Hansen extended his appreciation to Rep. Timothy Kacena for his years of public service and for representing the residents [...]

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