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Lawmaker Calls for More Safety Measures at Anamosa

By |2021-04-27T14:07:24-05:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|

Des Moines, Iowa — On the heels of another assault last weekend and the tragic murder of two correctional workers in Anamosa in March, an Iowa lawmakers is calling on Governor Reynolds to take immediate action to improve safety at the Anamosa State Penitentiary.  “After the tragic deaths of Lorena Schulte and Robert McFarland just a [...]

Axne, Iowa Lawmakers Request Federal Investigation into Anamosa, DOC

By |2021-04-20T12:03:31-05:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: News, Recent News|

Des Moines, Iowa -- Today US Rep. Cindy Axne, Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard, and Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls sent a letter to federal officials requesting an independent investigation into last month’s deadly assaults at the Anamosa State Penitentiary, as well as the increasing violence within Iowa’s correctional facilities. In the letter to [...]

Second Legislative Deadline: List of Eligible Bills

By |2021-04-05T12:30:56-05:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: News, Recent News|

On Friday, April 2, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee is dead for the year.

First Legislative Deadline: List of Eligible Bills

By |2021-03-08T11:41:35-05:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, Recent News|

On Friday, March 5, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee is dead for the year.  

Beyond the Proclamation Message from Iowa Legislative Black Caucus

By |2021-03-04T11:13:19-05:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|

Beyond the Proclamation Message from Iowa Legislative Black Caucus Representatives Ras Smith, Ruth Ann Gaines, Ako Abdul-Samad, Ross Wilburn, and Phyllis Thede Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Legislative Black Caucus hosted a virtual press conference this morning. Caucus Chair, Rep. Ras Smith shared a statement in response to Governor Reynolds’ Black History Month proclamation and [...]

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER TODD PRICHARD ON REYNOLDS’ FAILED COVID RESPONSE

By |2021-02-05T19:09:54-05:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: 2021 Session Information, News, Recent News|

“Just as Iowa hit the grim milestone of 5,000 COVID deaths this week, Governor Reynolds is doubling down on her failed COVID response. It’s both reckless and tragic. This is failed leadership. We all want to get life back to normal and the fastest way to do that is to follow the guidelines from the CDC [...]

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