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GOP: Legislative Page Program

August 13, 2019
GOP: Legislative Page Program

A great opportunity for local high school students…the application window for the 2020 Legislative Page Program is now open. For more information or application materials, parents and students can visit www.legis.iowa.gov/careers.

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter August 9, 2019

August 9, 2019
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter August 9, 2019

In this Edition: Fiscal Year 2020 Starts with Solid Revenue Growth Stronger than what had been projected by the REC Affordable Healthcare Options Stuck in Court New rules to expand access to short-term plans and association health plans (AHPs) are held up States Starting to Require Mental Health Instruction in Schools Legislature passed measures to…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

August 2, 2019
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

Safe and Affordable Child Care With most of the county fairs over, the Iowa State Fair is right around the corner! I always enjoy the State Fair because it provides a huge opportunity for our agriculture community to showcase their hard work to Iowans from all across the state. We are lucky to have one…

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GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019
GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

In this edition: Midwest economy growing, according to Creighton regional survey The shortage of available workers is creating issues for businesses $2.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants for Iowa Towns These projects are located in Dubuque, Winterset, and Des Moines Opioid Related Deaths Decrease by 33% House Republicans passed House File 623 requiring immediate treatment for…

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GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019
GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 25, 2019

In this edition: Midwest economy growing, according to Creighton regional survey The shortage of available workers is creating issues for businesses $2.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants for Iowa Towns These projects are located in Dubuque, Winterset, and Des Moines Opioid Related Deaths Decrease by 33% House Republicans passed House File 623 requiring immediate treatment for…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

July 22, 2019
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

Strong Management Leads to Healthy State Budget Hot summer weather means it’s county fair season! Congratulations to all of the students and community members who participated in local fair events as well as those who will be competing at the State Fair! On June 30, Fiscal Year 2019 came to a close and showed strong…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

July 15, 2019
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

Mental Health Care Funding Over the last two sessions the Legislature has made mental health care a top priority, resulting in transformational reform of Iowa’s mental health system. Most recently, we created Iowa’s first ever children’s mental health system. These initiatives represent monumental steps forward for Iowa’s ability to increase access to mental health services…

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GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019
GOP: House Caucus Newsletter July 11, 2019

In this edition: State Revenue Grows 6.6 percent in Fiscal Year 2019 That is a $478.9 million increase over the same figure at the end of June 2018 Rural Iowa Towns Receive $2.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants The funds enable communities to make water and sewer system upgrades Mental Health Funding: The True Story For…

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GOP: Opioid Legislation Throughout the Years

July 9, 2019
GOP: Opioid Legislation Throughout the Years

Over the last several years, the Legislature has passed numerous measures to tackle the opioid epidemic in Iowa. Much of that work is coming to fruition and we are beginning to see results with opioid-related deaths decreasing by 33% last year and reaching a five year low. House Republicans will continue to work towards common…

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GOP: Opioid Legislation Throughout the Years

July 9, 2019
GOP: Opioid Legislation Throughout the Years

Over the last several years, the Legislature has passed numerous measures to tackle the opioid epidemic in Iowa. Much of that work is coming to fruition and we are beginning to see results with opioid-related deaths decreasing by 33% last year and reaching a five year low. House Republicans will continue to work towards common…

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