Iowa Senate

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 It also updates and clarifies rules relating to holdover bills (Rule 4); removes outdated language regarding calendars (Rule 6); clarifies the rule on Study Bills…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 Republicans are offering Iowa families overcrowded classrooms, fewer teachers, fewer advanced classes, and more outdated materials.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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Dems: Essay contest for high school students

January 27, 2015

Through March 31, Iowa students in grades 9-11 are invited to celebrate 150 years of Juneteenth by entering an essay contest. Juneteenth is an international observance marking the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. This year’s essay contest theme is “How does education influence freedom, liberty and responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse society?”…

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Dems: Essay contest for high school students

January 27, 2015

Through March 31, Iowa students in grades 9-11 are invited to celebrate 150 years of Juneteenth by entering an essay contest. Juneteenth is an international observance marking the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. This year’s essay contest theme is “How does education influence freedom, liberty and responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse society?”…

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Dems: Trees for Kids grants available for spring

January 26, 2015

Through March 2, grant applications are being accepted for “Trees for Kids” grants, which pay up to $5,000 for landscape trees and mulch for schools and communities to involve youth in planting trees on school grounds and other public property. For information about how to apply for a spring Trees for Kids grant, go to www.iowadnr.gov…

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