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Dems: Resource guide for ash tree owners

The Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in 21 Iowa counties, creating increasing concerns for tree owners around the state. The Emerald Ash Borer is a small, green invasive wood boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees. The adults live on the outside of ash trees and feed on the leaves during the…

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Dems: Stepping up efforts against human trafficking

Iowa’s interstate highways are prime routes for human traffickers transporting victims, who are often forced into sex work or other forms of slavery. Many traffickers are parents or family members who sell their children and vulnerable relatives. Coordinated efforts of local, state and federal officers…

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Dems: Ways & Means – week of April 27, 2015

HF 615 – Rural Improvement Zones HF 622 – Vehicle rental fees HF 626 – Future Repeal of State Board of Tax Review   FLOOR ACTION: HF 615 updates the Rural Improvement Zone (RIZ) law, which allows for the creation of benefitted lake districts in…

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Dems: Transportation – week of April 27, 2015

HF 635 – Department of Transportation omnibus   FLOOR ACTION: HF 635 is the Department of Transportation (DOT) omnibus bill. The Senate approved a version of this bill on March…

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Dems: State Government – week of April 27, 2015

SF 366 – Police officers’ retirement disability   FLOOR ACTION: SF 366, as amend by the House, allows those who have a Peace Officer Retirement Systems (PORS) disability to earn…

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Dems: Commerce – week of April 27, 2015

HF 229–Regulation of free trial offers, buying club memberships      FLOOR ACTION: HF 229 modifies the regulation of free trial offers and buying club memberships under Iowa’s consumer fraud law…

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Dems: Appropriations – week of April 27, 2015

SF 492 – Disaster case management SF 493 – Education Budget FY16 and FY17 SF  494 – Ag & Natural Resources Budget FY16 & FY 17 SF 496 – Judicial…

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Dems: Improving safety in Iowa communities

One of the most important functions of government is keeping its citizens safe. Funding for our state’s Justice System aims to provide a secure Iowa for all. The annual Justice…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 1

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 1

Each legislative session we are joined by high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as pages in either the Iowa House, Iowa Senate, or the Legislative…

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