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Dems: Insurance Autism Coverage Approved

There are limited resources for coverage of autism services for minors provided by the State of Iowa. The Autism Support Program provides payments for applied behavioral analysis treatment for autism spectrum disorder. However, the Program has strict age, income, duration, and maximum amount of coverage limitations. After years of work, the Iowa Legislature finally approved…

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Dems: 2017 Legislative Session Ends with Disappointment for Working Iowans

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2017 legislative session early Saturday morning on April 22nd, with many concerns ignored to help create jobs and raise incomes for hard-working families. The 2017 session opened with a plan to strengthen Iowa’s working families, build a vibrant economy, and…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

This was a session in which we all came in a little unsure of how to read the message from the election. What seemed clear however, is that voters were tired of the status quo and they weren’t very interested in shoulder shrugs or finger-pointing…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

Each year, we convene at the Statehouse to do the work of the people. Our constituents send us here to be their voice and make Iowa a better place to…

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Dems: 2017 Legislative Session in Review

Democrats continue to stand up to the attack on hard-working Iowans. We won’t support unnecessary cuts that threaten public safety, the quality of higher education and job training, and the…

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Dems: 2017 Closing Day Remarks by Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg

Mr. President, Mr. Majority Leader, and all my Senate colleagues: During my address on the opening day of this session, I expressed hope the Senate would govern wisely and take…

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GOP: Senate President Jack Whitver’s Closing Remarks 2017

As the 2017 Legislative session reaches adjournment, let me start by thanking all of you for the honor to preside over this body. Friends and colleagues, it truly has been…

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GOP: Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s Closing Remarks 2017

Fifteen weeks ago, we made a series of promises to you, to the people of Iowa. Promises for the people who voted for a change, for action, and for results.…

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Dems: 2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks

2017 Iowa Legislature: Closing Remarks By House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) Thank you Madam Speaker. First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this…

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