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GOP: 2017 First Funnel Survivors

March 3, 2017
GOP: 2017 First Funnel Survivors

Attached is a list and short description of bills that survived the first funnel.  The list DOES NOT include bills which failed to achieve committee approval. 2017 First Funnel Survivors

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GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-03-03 13:41:27

March 3, 2017
GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-03-03 13:41:27

Funnel Week is Here! We have reached the first funnel of the session.  The legislative “funnel” is a deadline that requires House bills to be approved by at least one House committee to remain eligible for consideration, and vice versa in the Senate.  It’s our way to winnow down the issues that have support and…

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GOP: School Funding Flexibility

March 3, 2017
GOP: School Funding Flexibility

School Funding Flexibility This week, committee members worked tirelessly to pass priority legislation ahead of the first legislative funnel deadline. Legislative funnels were first enacted in the Iowa Legislature in 1979 as a bipartisan solution to keep session running on schedule, encourage members to work together on important issues, and help narrow the focus on…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 2, 2017

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

A new version of the March 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 3-2-17 In this edition: Revenue Forecasts in Surrounding States Change, Provide No Clear Picture House GOP Moves Forward on Flexibility for School Districts After Listening to Iowans Concerns, Second Amendment Bill Amended in…

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GOP: Funnel Week Approaching

February 24, 2017
GOP: Funnel Week Approaching

Funnel Week Approaching With funnel week fast approaching, committee work took the focus this week to make sure that key legislation continues to stay alive.  The legislative “funnel” is a rule that requires bills to receive approval from at least one committee to remain eligible for consideration.  If a bill fails to advance out of…

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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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