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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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GOP: March 20-24 Bill Analyses

March 24, 2017
GOP: March 20-24 Bill Analyses

HF 566 – HF 166 – Realignment of School Elections HF 571 – HF 213 – Confidentiality of Video and Audio HF 573 – Home Rule Statutory HF 572 – WIOA HF 576 – Background Investigations HF 548 – Stroke Improvement HF 531 – Asset Verification

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GOP: Smart Sentencing Reform

March 24, 2017
GOP: Smart Sentencing Reform

Smart Sentencing Reform As we approach the second legislative funnel and enter the final weeks of session, the House continues work on priority legislation and the budget. This week, we passed a number of bills including HF 548 which improves stroke care by establishing a centralized database for stroke reporting. We also passed HF 571…

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GOP: Broadening the Conversation

March 24, 2017
GOP: Broadening the Conversation

Broadening the Conversation Only about three weeks remain for this year’s session so our focus will soon turn to the state budget.  Budget chairs have already begun their work reviewing the various programs and line items in their budgets. For years, conversations about our education system have been confined to how much more money we’re…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 23, 2017

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

A new version of the March 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 3-23-17 In this edition: House Gives Okay to Responsible Livestock Bill Iowa STEM Apprenticeship Partners House Passes Criminal Justice Sentencing Reform and Statute of Repose Fantasy Sports Betting Bill Clears Committee All House…

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