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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Obstruction is Iowa House GOP’s Plan

February 29, 2016
Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Obstruction is Iowa House GOP’s Plan

It’s no surprise that obstruction is the new buzzword for Washington, D.C. With Justice Scalia’s death and our own Senator Charles Grassley in the center of the storm, I suspect we’ll be hearing a lot more about this obstruction for the next year. What might surprise Iowans is that the GOP obstruction gripping Washington right…

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Dems: 2016 First Funnel: Which Bills are Still Alive?

February 22, 2016

Last week, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline we use to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the funnel. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee this week is dead for the year. Click Here…

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Dems: Jacob Tornholm Announces Run for State Representative in House District 76

February 22, 2016
Dems: Jacob Tornholm Announces Run for State Representative in House District 76

Today, Jacob Tornholm announced that he will run for State Representative in House District 76, which includes both Poweshiek and Iowa Counties. “I’m running for the Iowa House of Representatives because if we continue to allow our schools to be underfunded we will be limiting the educational opportunity for our children,” said Jacob Tornholm. “When…

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Dems: Sara Huddleston, Former Storm Lake City Councilor, Announces Run for State Representative

February 17, 2016
Dems: Sara Huddleston, Former Storm Lake City Councilor, Announces Run for State Representative

Today, former Storm Lake City Council member Sara Huddleston announced that she will run for State Representative in House District 11, which includes both Buena Vista and Sac Counties. “I’m running for the Iowa House of Representatives to bring back common sense priorities like educating our children and helping small businesses create jobs,” said Sara…

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Dems: Maridith Morris, Johnston Nurse Announces Run for State Representative

February 15, 2016
Dems: Maridith Morris, Johnston Nurse Announces Run for State Representative

Today, local nurse Maridith Morris announced that she will run for State Representative in House District 39, which includes parts of Johnston and Grimes. “I’m running for the Iowa House of Representatives to be a champion for children, working families, and women,” said Maridith Morris. “Our current lawmakers refuse to challenge the party line and…

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Dems: Whitehead Announces Run for State Representative in Linn & Buchanan County

February 12, 2016
Dems: Whitehead Announces Run for State Representative in Linn & Buchanan County

Longtime Area Educator Richard Whitehead Announces Run for State Representative in Linn County and part of Buchanan County Center Point, IA – Longtime area educator, Richard Whitehead, announced that he will run for State Representative in House District 95.  This district includes parts of Linn County and parts of Buchanan County, including the communities of…

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Dems: Educator, Veteran Krumwiede Announces Run for State Representative in Scott County

February 8, 2016
Dems: Educator, Veteran Krumwiede Announces Run for State Representative in Scott County

Award-Winning Educator & Veteran Ken Krumwiede Announces Run for State Representative in Scott County Davenport, IA – Today, award-winning educator Ken Krumwiede announced that he will run for State Representative in House District 92, which includes parts of Northwest Davenport, Eldridge, Blue Grass, Long Grove, New Liberty, Maysville and Buffalo Township. “I’m deeply concerned that…

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Making Public Schools 1st Again

January 26, 2016
Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Making Public Schools 1st Again

The annual debate over public schools started up in the Iowa House again this week and Iowans will likely have a sense a déjà vu. Republicans in the House took a bill sent over from the Senate last year (Republicans are a year late following the law) and chopped the proposed new investment for public…

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Making Public Schools 1st Again

January 26, 2016
Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Making Public Schools 1st Again

The annual debate over public schools started up in the Iowa House again this week and Iowans will likely have a sense a déjà vu. Republicans in the House took a bill sent over from the Senate last year (Republicans are a year late following the law) and chopped the proposed new investment for public…

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Dems: Weekly Press Conference- January 21st, 2016

January 21, 2016

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