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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 27

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 27

It’s hard to believe the month of March is right around the corner. With the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, I am looking forward to the first signs of a refreshing Iowa spring. Earlier this year, the University of Iowa President Sally Mason announced her intent to retire at the end of the current school…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Difficult Decision

GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Difficult Decision

This week the legislature passed and the governor signed a bill to raise the gas tax in Iowa by 10 cents. This is not a new issue for the legislature. In one form or another, it’s been discussed since before I was first elected in…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 26

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 26

A new February 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-26-2015 In this edition: Caution Signs?  Daily Revenue Numbers Continue to Lag Behind REC Forecast Education Choice Rally Next Week Problems Continue to Grow at Fort Madison…

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Dems: Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids on Mental Health Institute Closings

Dems: Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids on Mental Health Institute Closings

Below is a short comment on the issue by Senator Hogg which was made during the Wednesday, February 22nd, 2015 “Madame President, Colleagues, today I rise to address what cannot…

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Dems: Farm injury prevention grants available

Through March 2, applications are being accepted for grants to youth who want to prevent farm-related injuries. Successful applicants will receive $500 grants for efforts to decrease the risk of…

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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Click the forum schedule below to see where your Representative is holding forums this upcoming weekend. February 22 – February 28

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Dems: How should our state universities be funded?

Historically, state universities and colleges have received state funding based on the number of full-time students enrolled at the beginning of the semester. Many states are reconsidering this type of…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 24

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 24

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 166 – Disabled Veteran Property Tax Credit Senate File 171 and 172 – Supplemental…

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Dems: “I want Iowa to be a state where working men and women have the right to be paid.”

Dems: “I want Iowa to be a state where working men and women have the right to be paid.”

Opening remarks on SF270 by Senator Bill Dotzler (More information: Wage Theft Victims Speak Out) Wage theft is Iowa’s biggest crime, costing costs Iowa workers an estimated $600 million each…

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