Dems: Ethics – week of Jan. 26, 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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Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 30

Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 30

Iowans work hard for the money they earn.  That’s why you’re careful with how you spend it.  As elected officials, it is our duty to ensure your taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, and when a concern is raised, we look into it. During the beginning of each legislative session, our committees typically invite speakers in…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Checks and Balances

GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Checks and Balances

In my opening day speech, I stated that while we want government to do less, we also want it to do much better.  One area where I believe everyone agrees government can do better is in the building of our new state prison in Ft. Madison. In 2005, two prisoners escaped our state’s only maximum…

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

  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 Republicans are offering Iowa families overcrowded classrooms, fewer teachers, fewer advanced classes, and more outdated materials.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

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

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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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 29

House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 29

A new January 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 1-29-2015 In this edition: Board of Regents Discuss Variety of Topics Business Group Grades State Competitiveness School Start Date Discussion Begins House Passes Sustainable School Funding Bill

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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Click the forum schedule below to see where your Representative is holding forums this upcoming weekend. January 25 – January 31

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Dems: Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

Dems: Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

On a straight party line vote, House Republicans turned back a school funding plan supported by school officials, teachers, and parents. “I’m disappointed that House Republicans have stopped listening to our local school leaders, parents, and teachers.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from Iowans across the state that the Republican school funding plan…

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