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GOP: Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

March 14, 2017
GOP: Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

(DES MOINES) – Today Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford)Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Revenue Estimating Conference’s latest revenue projections: “There is no time to waste.  While a reduction in state revenue this far into the fiscal year is challenging, sound budgeting…

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GOP: Protecting Iowa’s Election Integrity

March 10, 2017
GOP: Protecting Iowa’s Election Integrity

Protecting Iowa’s Election Integrity 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…

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GOP: Acting Boldly

March 10, 2017
GOP: Acting Boldly

Acting Boldly We had a great week in the Iowa Legislature this week.  We continue to act boldly, passing positive reforms and getting the important work of Iowans done.  We’re keeping our promise to Iowa voters to shake things up in Des Moines and challenge the status quo. This week we passed three major pieces…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, March 9

March 9, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, March 9

HF 295 – Statewide Commerce and Local Government Preemption Bill Analysis

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GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-03-09 10:53:33

March 9, 2017
GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-03-09 10:53:33

A new version of the March 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 3-9-17 In this edition: House Republicans Tackle Tax Credits in Unprecedented Joint Appropriations – Ways & Means Meeting February Revenue Figures Paint Ominous Picture Worker’s Compensation: Back to Basics and HF 518 Bi-Partisan…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, March 8

March 8, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, March 8

HF 516 – Voter Integrity Act Bill Analysis

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, March 7

March 7, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, March 7

HF – 517 Firearms Omnibus Bill Analysis HF – 372 Right Turns on Red Lights Bill Analysis HF – 477 Hotel Motel Tax Bill Analysis HF 396 – DHS Child Foster Care Bill Analysis

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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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