Iowa Senate

Dems: What do our local schools need?

January 30, 2015

Iowa’s future depends on high-quality local schools. That’s why we’re working hard to ensure that every Iowa child gets the best education possible and that they are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future. The Republican-led Iowa House passed a bill along party lines this week that would provide a 1.25 percent increase…

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Dems: Ways & Means – week of Jan. 26, 2015

January 30, 2015

SSB 1059 – Internal Revenue Code update (coupling bill)   COMMITTEE ACTION: SSB 1059 updates the Iowa Internal Revenue Code to “couple” with federal tax law changes that were included in the federal Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. Some of these changes to state tax law for tax year 2014 include extending: Deduction of…

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Dems: Transportation – week of Jan. 26, 2015

January 30, 2015

SF 75 – Authorizes DOT to study the safety of blue and white lights on snowplows   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 75 is a Department of Transportation (DOT) bill. The bill allows the use of blue and white lights on DOT snowplows and other DOT vehicles being used for snow and ice treatment or removal on…

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Dems: Rules & Administration – week of Jan. 26, 2015

January 30, 2015

SR 1 – Senate Rules SR 3 – Ellsworth Community College 125th Anniversary SCR 1 – Compensation Resolution   COMMITTEE ACTION: Senate Resolution 1 updates the General Assembly to Eight-sixth. It also updates and clarifies rules relating to holdover bills (Rule 4); removes outdated language regarding calendars (Rule 6); clarifies the rule on Study Bills…

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Dems: Ethics – week of Jan. 26, 2015

January 30, 2015

SSB 1070 – Senate Code of Ethics SSB 1071 – Joint Rules Governing Lobbyists   COMMITTEE ACTION: SSB 1070 is a resolution updating the Senate’s Code of Ethics. This resolution updates the General Assembly to Eighty-sixth and allows Ethics Committee staff to receive supporting information and keep information confidential. [1/28: short form]   SSB 1071…

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Dems: Gronstal: Iowans tell us our future depends on high-quality local schools

January 29, 2015

  Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal January 29, 2015 The session took a bad turn this week. When it comes to supporting Iowa’s kids, Governor Branstad and House Republicans missed the mark. Republicans are offering Iowa families overcrowded classrooms, fewer teachers, fewer advanced classes, and more outdated materials. That won’t help grow and strengthen Iowa’s…

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Dems: Jochum: Iowa is losing our educational lead because other states invest more

January 29, 2015

In the last election Governor Branstad ran on Iowa’s economic recovery. On Tuesday, Republicans voted to keep Iowa students in a recession.

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Dems: Jochum: Iowa is losing our educational lead because other states invest more

January 29, 2015

In the last election Governor Branstad ran on Iowa’s economic recovery. On Tuesday, Republicans voted to keep Iowa students in a recession.

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Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

January 27, 2015
Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

January 27, 2015
Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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