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GOP: Supporting Families Facing Autism

April 7, 2017
GOP: Supporting Families Facing Autism

Supporting Families Facing Autism Parents who have children with autism face a host of unique challenges including costly treatment and therapy. For several years, the legislature has worked to extend insurance coverage for these services so caregivers can better access the quality care that their children need to succeed. Earlier this month, we were able…

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GOP: Advancing a Responsible Budget

April 7, 2017
GOP: Advancing a Responsible Budget

Advancing a Responsible Budget The 100th day of the legislative session is soon approaching and I’m hopeful that we can still complete our work on time.  With many policy discussions concluded, our attention will be focused on the budget as we begin to wrap up the 2017 session. This week the House and Senate released…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, April 6

April 6, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, April 6

SF230 – GA employee health insurance SF 442 – Gambling Self Exclusion SF 406 Implement of Husbandry  

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 6, 2017

A new version of the April 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 4-6-17 In this edition: Late Refunds Cloud State’s Revenue Picture House GOP: Saving Lives One Unborn Child at a Time House GOP Approves Project Labor Agreement Legislation Texting and Driving All House Republican…

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GOP: House and Senate Release Joint Budget Target

April 5, 2017
GOP: House and Senate Release Joint Budget Target

(DES MOINES) – Today House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018.  The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion. “This budget plan makes additional investments in key priorities like K-12 education and provides resources for essential functions of government,” Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) and Sen. Charles Schneider (R-West Des…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 4

April 4, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 4

SF230 – GA employee health insurance HF 608 Technical Bill SF 373 Department of Defense Omnibus SF 240 – Statewide Assessment of Student Achievement – 2017-04-03 SF 439 – County Recorder Document Storage – 2017-04-04 SF 237 – Pracatice of Public Accountants SF 438 – Project Labor Agreements SF 471- Ban on Late Term Abortions

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Monday, April 3

April 3, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Monday, April 3

SF 32 – Hair Drug Testing SF 479 – Dental Hygienist HF 582 Electronic Search Warrants SF 257 Bass Fishing Tournament Staff Analysis 4-3-2017 SF 472 Snowmobile Special Fund Uses 4-3-2017 HF 373 transfer of money

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GOP: Protecting Iowans and Their Rights

March 31, 2017
GOP: Protecting Iowans and Their Rights

Protecting Iowans and Their Rights Governor Branstad released his revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday to reflect the Revenue Estimating Conference’s (REC) adjusted revenue projections. His plan uses $131.1 million from the Cash Reserve Fund to cover the FY 2017 revenue shortfall which he plans to repay by using the FY 2018…

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GOP: Moving Forward

March 31, 2017
GOP: Moving Forward

Moving Forward The second legislative funnel deadline has passed which has narrowed our list of bills that remain eligible this session.  With many policy discussions resolved, our attention will be focused on the budget as we work to complete our business on time this session. This week the Governor released his revisions to next year’s…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 30, 2017

A new version of the March 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 3-30-17 In this edition: Governor Releases Revised Budget for FY 2018 & 2019 Worker’s Compensation: An Update House GOP Passes Eminent Domain Bill on the Floor Fireworks in Time for the Fourth of…

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