Dems: Dating violence is domestic violence

Violence in dating relationships is just as dangerous as violence in married or cohabitating couples relationships, according to the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Here in Iowa, though, a person cannot be charged with domestic abuse for assaulting a partner, boyfriend or girlfriend if they have never lived together and if they have not had…

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking May 14-May 20

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. May 14 – Wed. May 20, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 634         Department of Agriculture Code Cleanup. Strikes outdated and unused provisions for code sections pertaining to the Department of Agriculture (Signed; effective 7-1-15)   Appropriations HF 664         K-12 School Supplemental Aid FY 2017. Provides SSA at…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – May 21

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – May 21

A new May 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 5-21-2015 In this edition: Avian Influenza Strikes Ten More Flocks in Past Week House Committee Passes FY17 School Funding House Republicans Continue Fight for 2nd Amendment Protection Department of Public Safety Forms Child Abduction Response Team

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, May 20

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, May 20

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: Senate File 500 – Child Support Amendments Senate File 510 – Standing Appropriations To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 15

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 15

As we continue on the path toward adjournment for this legislative session, our focus remains on passing a sustainable, responsible, and balanced state budget. Most appropriations bills are being considered in conference committees, where the House and Senate will work together to seek compromise on the differences between our proposals. This week the House debated…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – May 14

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – May 14

A new May 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 5-14-2015 In this edition: Senate Standings Proposal Released 49 Instances of Avian Influenza in Iowa as of May 12th More Schools Chosen for Teacher Leadership Program House Republicans Continue Fight Against Synthetic Drugs House and Senate…

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking May 7-May 13

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. May 7 – Wed. May 13, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Appropriations HF 648         Medicaid Special Needs Trusts.  Allows for additional distributions from a Medicaid Special Needs Trust.  (passed House 99-0) to Senate Appropriations Committee HF 650         Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure (RIIF) Budget. As amended by the Senate spends $79.9…

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Dems: Keeping Iowa’s Mental Health Institutes Open

Dems: Keeping Iowa’s Mental Health Institutes Open

Earlier this year, the Governor started a proposal of closing two of Iowa’s four Mental Health Institutes (MHI) without legislative input or approval. Already, some employees have received termination notices and patients are no longer being accepted at the MHI’s. The Clarinda MHI provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services through its Acute…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, May 13

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, May 13

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: Senate File 505 – Health and Human Services Budget To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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