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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-4-15

By |2015-02-05T09:31:55-05:00February 5th, 2015|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

    One of the keys to building a strong middle class is providing more economic security to working families. Right now, there are over 306,000 Iowans earning the minimum wage who have not had a raise in nearly eight years. Over the last 30 years, the minimum wage has failed to keep up with the [...]

Governor Requests 9% Funding Increase for Himself

By |2015-01-15T10:37:03-05:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An analysis from the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency shows Governor Branstad’s budget for next year includes a 9.1% increase for his own office. “Governor Branstad should be embarrassed. A 9% increase for his own office but only 1% for our schools and kids is just wrong. Iowans shouldn’t be fooled by his hollow rhetoric on the [...]

Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

By |2015-01-13T17:36:16-05:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

2015 Legislative Session: Opening Day Comments Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Good morning Mr. Speaker. Good morning distinguished members of the Iowa House. Let me welcome the new members of this body and welcome back all of you who have served before. First, let me say I’m humbled to be leader of the House Democratic [...]

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-8-14

By |2014-10-09T11:31:38-05:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last month, Iowa House Democrats across the state outlined our agenda to grow Iowa’s middle class and re-vitalize rural Iowa. Our plan focuses on five major areas – boosting the middle class; building Iowa’s skilled workforce; re-vitalizing rural Iowa; preserving Iowa’s land and water; and protecting seniors, vulnerable Iowans and children. We are ready to work [...]

Meet the Candidate: Mark Smith HD 71

By |2014-10-03T13:48:09-05:00October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Candidates 2014, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Mark Smith is serving his 7th term in the Iowa House. Before being elected House Democratic Leader, he served as an Assistant Democratic Leader and on the Administration and Rules, Environmental Protection, Ethics, Human Resources, Judiciary and Legislative Council committees. Mark Smith was born in Osceola, Iowa on January 5, 1952, the son of R. Eugene [...]

House Democrats Release 2015 Plan to Build a Strong Middle Class

By |2014-09-23T15:33:58-05:00September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Iowa House Democrats outlined their agenda to grow Iowa’s middle class and re-vitalize rural Iowa during the 2015 legislative session. The Democrats’ plan focuses on five major areas – boosting the middle class; building Iowa’s skilled workforce; re-vitalizing rural Iowa; preserving Iowa’s land and water; and protecting seniors, vulnerable Iowans and children. “House Democrats will work [...]

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 5-8-14

By |2014-05-08T12:40:53-05:00May 8th, 2014|Categories: Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

After a few days of overtime, the 2014 legislative session wrapped up work in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 1st.   As I expressed on opening day, I had hoped that this legislative session would improve public schools and early childhood education, create a better environment for quality jobs, and reduce taxes for families [...]

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