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Dems: Report investigates death of Natalie Finn

Another tragedy like the death of teenager Natalie Finn could happen unless Iowa’s child-protection workers are given the resources and support they need, according to the State Ombudsman. MORE

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Dems: House Democrats Urge Increased Investments in Public Education

After listening to Iowa school leaders, teachers and parents, House Democrats voted to keep schools open and prevent higher class sizes next year by boosting the state’s investment to public schools by $133 million. Over the last ten years, students ha...

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Dems: Senate Republicans vote to take away women’s rights

On Feb. 13, Iowa Senate Republicans approved legislation to take away rights currently in the Iowa Constitution. Sen. Janet Petersen called it a failure to protect moms and babies, especially in light of the many maternity ward closings.

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Dems: Mobile Home Bill Filed

A bipartisan group of senators filed a bill to protect Iowans who own manufactured homes. The House filed a companion bill, which will get its first public hearing on Monday.…

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Dems: Mental Health System Under Threat

Gov. Reynolds' tax plan is another massive cut for wealthy Iowans that will drain funds from state priorities, and damage our mental health system. MORE

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Dems: Sarah Smith Announces Run for Iowa House

Grinnell, Iowa -- Sarah Smith announced today she will run for the Iowa House in District 76 in 2020. House District 76 includes all of Poweshiek County and most of…

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Dems: 2020 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. February 6 – Wed. February 12

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb. 6 – Wed. Feb. 12, 2020 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HSB 530      Farm Chauffeur License.  The bill exempts certain farmers from needing a chauffer…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter February 13, 2020

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter February 13, 2020

In this Edition: Math Remains a Tricky Subject for Democrats as House Increases School Funding Once Again Since FY 12, funding per pupil has gone from $5,883 to FY 21’s…

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Dems: Transportation Committee – Week 5, 2020

Action between February 6 and February 12 on bills assigned to the Senate Transportation Committee. MORE

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