2014 Legislative Session

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Legislature’s First Funnel: What’s Still Alive?

By |2014-02-24T11:52:25-06:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last week marked the halfway point of the 2014 session. With the Legislature’s first self-imposed “funnel” deadline last Friday, bills that were not approved by a House or Senate committee this week are “dead” for the year unless they are budget, taxation or oversight bills. This list includes bills still alive in both the House and [...]

Watch Opening Day Remarks From House Leader Mark Smith

By |2014-01-13T12:40:01-06:00January 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 [...]

2014 Session Starts with Focus on Jobs and Middle Class

By |2014-01-13T10:40:46-06:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature opened today Monday, January 13th at the State Capitol in Des Moines with  a priority of creating jobs to help grow Iowa’s middle class. Strengthen Iowa’s middle class during the 2014 legislative session includes providing more economic security to middle class families through initiatives like raising the minimum wage, [...]

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