Iowa Senate

Dems: Ways & Means – week of March 30, 2015

April 3, 2015

SF 479 – Determination of Iowa corporate income tax for broadcasters SF 480 – Local property tax abatement for rehabilitation of nuisance buildings SF 482 – Social and Charitable Gambling SF 483 – Electric and Natural Gas vehicle fueling infrastructure tax credit SF 484 – Medical Cannabis Act SF 485 – PPEL technical changes SF…

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Dems: Veterans Affairs – week of March 30, 2015

April 3, 2015

HF 414 – Disclosure requirements for private providers of veterans benefits, services   COMMITTEE ACTION: HF 414 requires a person who provides veterans benefits services to give a written disclosure statement to each client or prospective client, and obtain the signature of the client on the written disclosure statement before entering into an agreement to provide…

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Dems: Democrats offer compromise to end school funding gridlock

April 3, 2015

In an effort to break a lengthy logjam on school funding at the Statehouse this session, Democrats offered a  compromise funding proposal this week  for Iowa schools, students, parents and teachers. Earlier this session, Senate Democrats approved a 4 percent increase in basic school funding, but House Republicans agreed to a much smaller 1.25 percent…

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Dems: Failing to Protect Sick, Disabled Iowans is Not an Option

April 2, 2015

Here’s a very important issue House Republicans and Governor Branstad appear to be overlooking. The issue is oversight of the privatization of almost all of Iowa’s Medicaid system. Medicaid is one 6th of the state budget. It provides health care to a half million Iowans. 70% goes to help seniors and people living with disabilities.…

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Dems: We Will Meet You Halfway

April 1, 2015

Democratic Legislators offer compromise to break gridlock on school funding; Republicans say “no” Video: http://youtu.be/h_oO7cWKyC0 DES MOINES — In an effort to break a lengthy logjam at the Capitol, Democratic members of the conference committee on Senate Files 171 and 172 today proposed a “compromise for Iowa schoolchildren.” Earlier this session, Senate Democrats voted for a…

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Dems: We Will Meet You Halfway

April 1, 2015

Democratic Legislators offer compromise to break gridlock on school funding; Republicans say “no” Video: http://youtu.be/h_oO7cWKyC0 DES MOINES — In an effort to break a lengthy logjam at the Capitol, Democratic members of the conference committee on Senate Files 171 and 172 today proposed a “compromise for Iowa schoolchildren.” Earlier this session, Senate Democrats voted for a…

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Dems: Get prepared for first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses

March 31, 2015

It happens every four years. Iowa voters meet in churches, schools, even living rooms, to be part of the first-in-the-nation stop for U.S. presidential hopefuls. This initial test in the presidential selection process will be the focus of a new massive open online course (MOOC) at Iowa State University, the Iowa Presidential Caucuses. The Iowa…

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Dems: Get prepared for first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses

March 31, 2015

It happens every four years. Iowa voters meet in churches, schools, even living rooms, to be part of the first-in-the-nation stop for U.S. presidential hopefuls. This initial test in the presidential selection process will be the focus of a new massive open online course (MOOC) at Iowa State University, the Iowa Presidential Caucuses. The Iowa…

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Dems: Gronstal: Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again

March 31, 2015
Dems: Gronstal: Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs after sending School Start Date compromise (SF 227) to the Governor’s desk “When it comes to the school start date, Governor Branstad singlehandedly created a significant problem for schools and parents. Today I’ve decided to allow Senate File 227 to go the Governor’s office and…

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Dems: Taking steps to strengthen middle class

March 31, 2015

Iowa is doing the right thing to strengthen our middle class after the devastation of the national recession. One of the reasons Iowa has weathered the economic downturn better than other states is that we’ve kept our fiscal house in order. Each year, we balance the state budget and set aside money for a rainy…

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