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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 23, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-23-17 In this edition: Budget Season Approaches Bills on the Move in Education Large Majority of Iowan’s Support Election Integrity Law Veteran’s Trust Fund Assisting with Housing Needs Water Quality Improvement Financing…

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GOP: A Win for Taxpayers

February 17, 2017
GOP: A Win for Taxpayers

A Win for Taxpayers Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws.  On Thursday afternoon, both the House and Senate passed House File 291 and sent it the Governor, where we expect him to sign the bill into law. These much needed reforms will restore balance to Iowa’s…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 16, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-16-17 In this Edition: Revenue Estimating- How Other States Do it and How This Critical Process Can Be Improved Governor’s Computer Science Bill Under Consideration Iowa’s Community Colleges Boost Iowa’s Economy Alcoholic…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – February 15, 2017

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: HF 291 Bill Analysis HF 291 Republican Amendment

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GOP: Collective Bargaining: Fact vs. Fiction

February 13, 2017
GOP: Collective Bargaining: Fact vs. Fiction

Collective Bargaining: Fact vs. Fiction Each legislative session is governed by a set of deadlines that help keep the session on pace and give necessary structure to our work. There are two funnels each session, the first of which is March 3. In order to meet these impending deadlines and respect the full legislative process,…

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GOP: Rebalancing the Scales

February 10, 2017
GOP: Rebalancing the Scales

Rebalancing the Scales We fulfilled our commitment last week of setting Supplemental State Aid within the first 30 days of session.  This provides school districts with the certainty they need to begin planning their budgets for next school year.  Thank you to the Senate and the Governor for their shared commitment in getting this done…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 9, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter-2-9-17 In this Edition: What is, and is not, happening in Chapter 20 Reform What Iowa law Provides for New Revenue in Fiscal Year 2018 How Are Other State Budgets Fairing in Fiscal…

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GOP: Expanding the Focus

February 3, 2017
GOP: Expanding the Focus

Expanding the Focus As we wrap up our fourth full week of session, our attention remains steady on setting Supplemental School Aid (SSA), and the broader school funding conversation. As stated in last week’s newsletter, House Republicans want to expand the discussion beyond percentages, and keep other key issues at the forefront such as allowing…

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GOP: More Flexibility

February 3, 2017
GOP: More Flexibility

More Flexibility Ever since I’ve served in the Iowa House, one of my favorite days during the legislative session is when FFA students come to visit.  On Tuesday, the entire Capitol was flooded with kids in blue jackets from all over the state, visiting with their elected officials!  I was lucky enough to have a…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 2, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter-2-2-17 In this edition: How Iowa’s Ending Balance Has Been Used Legislative Budget Work Now Turns to FY 2018, As Size of Budget Pie is Set Adjusting Iowa’s Tax Credits is Not A…

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