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Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 30

January 30, 2015
Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 30

Iowans work hard for the money they earn.  That’s why you’re careful with how you spend it.  As elected officials, it is our duty to ensure your taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, and when a concern is raised, we look into it. During the beginning of each legislative session, our committees typically invite speakers in…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Checks and Balances

January 30, 2015
GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Checks and Balances

In my opening day speech, I stated that while we want government to do less, we also want it to do much better.  One area where I believe everyone agrees government can do better is in the building of our new state prison in Ft. Madison. In 2005, two prisoners escaped our state’s only maximum…

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 29

January 29, 2015
House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 29

A new January 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 1-29-2015 In this edition: Board of Regents Discuss Variety of Topics Business Group Grades State Competitiveness School Start Date Discussion Begins House Passes Sustainable School Funding Bill

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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

January 28, 2015
GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Click the forum schedule below to see where your Representative is holding forums this upcoming weekend. January 25 – January 31

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, January 27

January 27, 2015
GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, January 27

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 80 and 81 – FY 16 State Supplemental Aid To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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GOP: Rep. Jorgensen’s Opening Comments on Education Funding

January 27, 2015
GOP: Rep. Jorgensen’s Opening Comments on Education Funding

I first want to thank all of those who attended and provided comments at the public hearing last night. It was evident that we have a lot of high quality passionate people who believe in having a strong educational system within the state. I believe in that also. I’ve heard a number of times, if…

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GOP: Week Two Press Conference Highlights

January 26, 2015
GOP: Week Two Press Conference Highlights

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 23

January 23, 2015
GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 23

Week two of the legislative session is under our belts and our committees have quickly gotten down to business. One of the issues we committed to addressing immediately when this legislative session began, was the amount of funding that will be provided to our K-12 schools for the 2015-2016 school year. This week, the House…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Iowa’s Greatest Investment

January 23, 2015
GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Iowa’s Greatest Investment

As a parent I have firsthand knowledge that we all want the best for our kids. The same can be said for legislators in Des Moines — as we work on school funding, we are constantly keeping the best interest of Iowa’s students in mind. Part of the balance of setting Supplemental State Aid (the…

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