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GOP: Senator Dix: Addressing Iowa’s Budget Challenges

September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, Governor Reynolds confirmed a special session was not needed to deal with a budget shortfall for Fiscal Year 2017, the budget that was approved by Senate Democrats last year and ended June 30.

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GOP: Senator Dix: The Importance of Local Elections

September 15, 2017

This week many Iowans cast a vote in their local school board election. Local elections have the biggest impact on your daily life, yet participation is lower than federal and statewide races. County, city, and school board leaders are responsible for the direct spending of your state and local tax dollars. Iowa Senate Republicans understand…

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GOP: Senator Bill Dix: Back to School

August 31, 2017

The turning of the calendar from August to September signals the end of summer and back to school for kids across the state. Iowa ranks in the top ten for education according to the 2017 US News Report review. It continues to lead the nation in high school graduation rates and dual enrollment. Enrollment in…

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GOP: Senator Bill Dix: Change Brings Results

August 24, 2017

My colleagues and I kept our promise to Iowans by passing bold, pro-growth reforms. Over the last several days the results of those reforms are becoming clearer. 

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GOP: Senate President Jack Whitver’s Closing Remarks 2017

April 22, 2017

As the 2017 Legislative session reaches adjournment, let me start by thanking all of you for the honor to preside over this body. Friends and colleagues, it truly has been a privilege.  I also would like to take a moment to ask the chamber to join me in showing our appreciation to the Secretary of…

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GOP: Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s Closing Remarks 2017

April 22, 2017

Fifteen weeks ago, we made a series of promises to you, to the people of Iowa. Promises for the people who voted for a change, for action, and for results. On day one, we promised you real, substantive policies for growth. We were not elected for more of the same. We were elected to make…

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GOP: Senate President Jack Whitver’s Opening Day Remarks 2017

January 9, 2017

Good morning.  It is an honor and a privilege to be elected as the new Senate President. And, like all of you, being elected to serve the great people of our state is not a responsibility I take lightly. The first day of every General Assembly is always my favorite day because I am overcome…

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GOP: Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s Opening Day Remarks 2017

January 9, 2017

Today, we embark on a new direction for the State of Iowa. It will be a journey that creates optimism and a stronger financial footing for our great state.

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GOP: Senator Bill Dix’s 2016 Session Closing Remarks

April 29, 2016

Thank you Madame President. When session began this year I commented on the need for state government to be fiscally prudent and instill the kind of fiscal discipline into the state budget that Iowa families put into their own budgets. Now, nearly five months later, it is time to evaluate the results of this session.…

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GOP: FFA Day at the Capitol 2016

January 27, 2016

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