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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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GOP: Opportunities and Challlenges

March 17, 2017
GOP: Opportunities and Challlenges

Opportunities and Challenges Our work to enact policies that move Iowa forward continued this week as we spent many hours on the floor in debate.  We passed several bills this week that will benefit the majority of Iowans and make our state a great place to raise a family or grow a business.  Here are…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, March 15

March 16, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, March 15

HF 563 – Student Athlete Concussions HF 564 – School District Fund Uses HF 565 – School District Flexibility Fund  

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, March 16

March 16, 2017
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, March 16

HF518 – Workers’ comp Bill Analysis

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 16, 2017

A new version of the March 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 3-16-17 In this edition: Revenue Estimating Conference Lowers Revenue Forecast for FY17 and FY18 House Appropriations Committee Starts Work on Limiting Tax Credit Expenditures New Results Show Reading Improvements for Struggling Readers House…

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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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