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GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

June 24, 2019
GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1, 2019. House File 772 — Empower Rural Iowa This bill provides for the Empower Rural Iowa Act including the broadband grant program and makes changes to and provides additional funding for the Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program. This…

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GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

June 24, 2019
GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2019

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1, 2019. House File 772 — Empower Rural Iowa This bill provides for the Empower Rural Iowa Act including the broadband grant program and makes changes to and provides additional funding for the Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program. This…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

June 14, 2019
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Capitol Update

Revenue Continues to Grow Responsible budgeting has been one of the main focuses of the House Republican agenda. House Republicans have consistently based the state budget on conservative principles to pass a fiscally thoughtful plan, which this year will leave a healthy ending balance moving forward. When constructing budget bills, House Republicans always keep taxpayers…

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GOP: House Caucus Newsletter June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019
GOP: House Caucus Newsletter June 13, 2019

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  In this edition: State Revenue Continues to Grow in May State revenue is likely to finish Fiscal Year 2019 in a strong position 2019 Education Accomplishments The 9-year total under House Republican leadership is now $864 million, or a 35% increase in that…

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GOP: House Caucus Newsletter May 30, 2019

May 31, 2019
GOP: House Caucus Newsletter May 30, 2019

In this Edition: Governor Reynolds Completes Action on Fiscal Year 2020 Sufficient funds are left in reserve to address additional flooding or natural disasters Students Can Find Summer Meal Sites Near You The biggest barrier to children participating in the Summer Food Service Program is knowledge that meal sites exist Board of Regents Will Cover…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Delivers Closing Remarks on 2019 Session

April 27, 2019
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Delivers Closing Remarks on 2019 Session

(DES MOINES) – Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered her closing remarks to the 2019 legislative session this afternoon. The following are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: When we first arrived in January, I shared with you all how excited I was to see the fresh faces in this chamber. That included…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow Delivers Closing Remarks on 2019 Session

April 27, 2019
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow Delivers Closing Remarks on 2019 Session

(DES MOINES) – Iowa House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow (R-Urbandale) delivered his closing remarks to the 2019 legislative session this afternoon. The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: Thank you Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. Speaker Upmeyer, the House of Representatives continues to be blessed by your leadership…

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GOP: House Republicans Are Moving Iowa Forward

April 27, 2019
GOP: House Republicans Are Moving Iowa Forward

Putting Taxpayers First Conservative Budgeting: For the last nine years, House Republicans have made responsible budgeting one of the main focuses in Des Moines. The budget plan passed this session is based on conservative principles, spending $7.643 billion which is 0.2% more than the adjusted FY19 budget. This is a fiscally responsible budget that spends…

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GOP: House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

April 18, 2019
GOP: House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

(DES MOINES) – Today, House and Senate leadership announced a joint agreement on budget targets for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget. The agreed upon FY20 budget plan spends $7.643 billion, accounting for 97.39% of ongoing revenue. The joint budget agreement is 0.2% higher than the adjusted FY19 budget, fills all reserve accounts, and leaves…

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GOP: House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

April 18, 2019
GOP: House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

(DES MOINES) – Today, House and Senate leadership announced a joint agreement on budget targets for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget. The agreed upon FY20 budget plan spends $7.643 billion, accounting for 97.39% of ongoing revenue. The joint budget agreement is 0.2% higher than the adjusted FY19 budget, fills all reserve accounts, and leaves…

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