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Dems: Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

June 20, 2017

The legislature made several changes to stop domestic abuse this session, including mandatory minimums for repeat offenses of domestic abuse and better tracking and monitoring of abusers. The approved bill creates new mandatory minimum sentences for repeat offenses of domestic abuse. A mandatory minimum sentence of 1/5 of the criminal penalty is required for a…

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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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Dems: Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

June 16, 2017

Significant criminal justice reform measures were passed by the legislature this year. Senate File 445 will bring the penalties for crack cocaine offenses more in line with powder cocaine penalties. The bill will also give the courts more discretion in sentencing for some crimes. The bill lowers the crack-powder discrepancy that exists in current law…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 15, 2017

A new version of the June 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 6-15-17 In this edition: The Budget Lesson Democrats and the Radical Left Want You to Ignore: Connecticut Iowa’s Stopgap Measure: A Temporary Solution to the ACA’s Permanent, Growing Problem Money is Being…

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Dems: Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Laws Changed

June 14, 2017

Iowa workers injured on the job would receive less medical care and benefits under a plan approved by Republican lawmakers this year. For around 100 years the Iowa’s workers’ compensation law has acted to balance the rights of employers with those of employees. As part of the balance, if an employee is injured, they cannot…

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Dems: GOP Lawmakers Limit Health Decisions for Women

June 12, 2017

Iowa women will face new restrictions on difficult medical decisions next year while also having less access to family planning and cancer screening services. In the closing days of the legislative session, Republicans passed legislation that will leave thousands of Iowa women without access to critical health care services, like cancer screenings, birth control, and…

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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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Dems: Waukon Nurse Lori Egan To Run for Iowa House

June 8, 2017

Lori Egan, a nurse from Waukon, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 56th House District, which includes all of Allamakee County and parts of Clayton County. “I’m running for the Iowa House because Clayton and Allamakee counties are being forgotten by the politicians in Des Moines,” Egan said. “As a 30 year resident of Waukon…

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Dems: Veterans Programs Take Hit in GOP Budget

June 8, 2017

This year, the GOP-led Legislature reduced support for key programs used by Iowa veterans. One such area that saw a significant shortage is the Veterans Home Ownership program. The program received $2 million for FY 18, a reduction of $500,000. This program provides $5,000 to veterans to be used for house down payments and closing…

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Dems: K-12 School Investment 3rd Lowest in Iowa History

June 6, 2017

Iowa schools will get the 3rd lowest increase in basic state funding in Iowa’s history next year. That’s according to the plan approved by Republican lawmakers this session. The shortfall in school funding again next year means seven of the last eight years have been the lowest funding levels in the history of Iowa. Signed…

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