Iowa House

Dems: K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

May 17, 2018

For yet another year, Iowa’s public schools will endure low state funding and will be forced to raise class size and reduce new opportunities for students next year. When adjusted for inflation, public schools have received just a $33 per student incre...

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Dems: GOP Tax Giveaways Favor Wealthy, Corporations

May 16, 2018

On the last day of session, Republican lawmakers pushed through a $2.7 billion tax proposal that disproportionately benefits the wealthy and special interests. The bill came in spite of the fact the Governor and legislative leaders were forced to put $...

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Dems: Budget Mismanagement Leaves State with Cuts, Deficit

May 15, 2018

Earlier in the year, Governor Reynolds signed $35 million of budget cuts in to law. These cuts to the services Iowans depend on and the state’s on-going budget crisis were the main reason that lawmakers went into overtime to close out the 2018 legislat...

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GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

May 15, 2018
GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

This morning, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Cownie has been a member of the Ways and Means Committee since 2011.  This session, he was the floor manager for Senate File 2417, reforming the state tax code and…

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Dems: 2018 End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

May 5, 2018

2018 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith First, I want to thank the members of my caucus for sticking together this year and leading the fight for everyday Iowans. On behalf of my caucus, I want to thank the Hous...

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GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018
GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 5, 2018

HF 2502 – Standings Approps HF 2489 – Tax Reform

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GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018
GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 4, 2018

FY 19 HHS Budget bill analysis

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GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 3, 2018

May 4, 2018
GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 3, 2018

HF 2496 – FY19 Education Appropriations

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GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018
GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 2, 2018

SF 2298 – Board of Pharmacy Bill SF 2322 – Practice of Pharmacy HF 2499 – Admin and Reg Budget

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GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018
GOP: Caucus Staff Bill Analyses – May 1, 2018

SF 359 – Fetal Body Parts and Fetal Heartbeat

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