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Statehouse News – Week 1 – 2009 Session

By |2009-01-15T08:10:30-05:00January 15th, 2009|Categories: Statehouse News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Every week we will be releasing a newsletter informing folks about what has been going on in the House of Representatives during the past week and letting you know about what's coming up in the coming weeks.  If you are interested in subscribing to your local representatives newsletter you can go to our "Statehouse News" page [...]

Iowa Legislature Opens 2009 Session

By |2009-01-12T14:50:54-05:00January 12th, 2009|Categories: Budget, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 83rd General Assembly opened the 2009 legislative session at the State Capitol today with a focus on helping Iowans recover from the natural disasters last summer and the difficult economic times. “Thousands of Iowans are still struggling from last summer’s devastating floods and tornadoes that caused billions of dollars in damages. Our top priority this [...]

Edge in Voter Registration Grows

By |2009-01-05T14:01:15-05:00January 5th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

From the Associated Press/Chicago Tribune: Democrats have opened a wide gap in voter registration in Iowa, more than quadrupling their lead over Republicans. State election officials say registered Democrats lead registered Republicans in Iowa by more than 111,000. There are more than 710,400 registered Democrats and just over 599,000 registered Republicans. That compares to a margin [...]

State Fiscal Year Ends with Strong Economy

By |2008-07-16T12:21:45-05:00July 16th, 2008|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , , |

The state’s 2008 fiscal year concluded on June 30 and fiscal year 2009 began on July 1. Preliminary reports from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau on state general fund receipts indicate that revenue collections exceeded expectations. Fiscal Year 2008 ended with 9.4% revenue growth. This rate of collections compares with the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) estimate of [...]

Health Care for Kids, Balanced Budget Highlight 2008 Session

By |2008-04-30T10:35:30-05:00April 30th, 2008|Categories: Health Care|Tags: , , , |

The 2008 legislative session adjourned for the year last week with a fiscally responsible, balanced budget and continued progress in health care, education and good-paying jobs highlighted by Democratic Leaders. “We produced a balanced state budget with a modest 4.5 percent increase over last year. Our state savings accounts are full and at the highest level in [...]

Another Republican Retirement

By |2008-02-22T21:23:22-05:00February 22nd, 2008|Categories: Candidates 2011|Tags: , , , , |

Another Republican announced her retirement from the Iowa House today. Rep. Polly Granzow in House District 44 announced that she will not seek re-election in November. She becomes the 10th Republican to leave the House this year. Republicans are down to 37 incumbents running for re-election. Former Eldora Mayor Tim Hoy, a Democrat, announced his bid [...]

Surface Water Protection Act

By |2008-02-04T21:17:04-05:00February 4th, 2008|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , , |

A new initiative to improve Iowa’s water quality was introduced in the Iowa House today, called the Surface Water Protection Act. The bill is the result of a two-year watershed planning task force. “Over 20 years ago, the Legislature created the Groundwater Protection Act to improve the quality of our ground water and we’ve had great [...]

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