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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – October 2, 2017

A new version of the August 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 10-2-2017 In this edition: Iowa Budget – A Six Year Review Iowa Stopgap Measure Update Regents Universities Reveal Long Awaited Savings Attorney General Joins Partisan Federal Lawsuit All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on Twitter @IAHouseGOP. For…

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GOP: 2018 Legislative Page Program

August 28, 2017
GOP: 2018 Legislative Page Program

Each year the Iowa General Assembly employs Iowa high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as Pages for the legislative session. The duties of Legislative Pages varies slightly, but they generally provide valuable assistance to legislators and legislative staff.  Tasks include running the chamber switchboard, delivering messages, distributing legislation, assisting committee…

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GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-08-25 10:05:45

August 25, 2017
GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-08-25 10:05:45

Stopgap Measure will stabilize Iowa’s collapsing health insurance market A new school year is upon us and evenings will soon be filled with fall sports and other school activities. Best of luck to all Iowa students, teachers, and parents for a successful new school year! Iowa once had a stable and affordable health insurance market…

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GOP: A Skilled and Competitive Workforce

July 31, 2017
GOP: A Skilled and Competitive Workforce

A Skilled and Competitive Workforce Summer continues to move right along which means the Iowa State Fair is just around the corner. The State Fair is a wonderful opportunity for families from across the Midwest to spend time together and learn about the impact that agriculture has here in Iowa and around the globe. The…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – July 27, 2017

A new version of the July 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 7-27-17 In this edition: Other States See Actual FY 17 Revenue Fall Short of Projections House GOP Continues Fight Against Opioid Epidemic In Iowa IPERS Remains One of the Strongest Public Pension…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 26, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

One of the most important things that the Legislature can do is value each and every dollar that the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa send to their state government.  House Republicans believe that the state budget should be managed just like Iowa families and businesses manage their own. Several bills passed this session give Iowa taxpayers…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 19, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa is already a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but House Republicans want to do more to support Iowa families.  In order to move Iowa forward, we need a positive environment where families have opportunities to thrive and grow. House Republicans worked hard this session to support Iowa families in a…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Employers a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 12, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Employers a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in several years and continues to remain lower than most states. But there’s more that we can do to ensure that Iowa businesses are equipped to succeed and Iowa’s economy continues to grow.  Barriers to innovation need to be broken down and more certainty and opportunity are…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 5, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

Education for Iowa’s children is one of our top priorities and House Republicans are committed to providing a world-class education for Iowa’s students. During the 2017 legislative session, House Republicans increased funding for K-12 education, provided more funding flexibility, and allowed for more decision making at the local level.  Most importantly, House Republicans broadened the…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Issues Statement on the Passing of Rep. Greg Forristall

May 11, 2017
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Issues Statement on the Passing of Rep. Greg Forristall

Speaker of the Iowa House Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) issued the following statement in response to the passing of Rep. Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia): “Our hearts are heavy today with the passing of Rep. Greg Forristall, who fought courageously during his  battle with cancer.  He was a dedicated public servant to the people he represented and…

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