Dems: Transportation – week of April 27, 2015

HF 635 – Department of Transportation omnibus   FLOOR ACTION: HF 635 is the Department of Transportation (DOT) omnibus bill. The Senate approved a version of this bill on March 24. However, that bill died in the House. The House redrafted the DOT omnibus to include all the elements previously approved by the Senate, plus…

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Dems: State Government – week of April 27, 2015

SF 366 – Police officers’ retirement disability   FLOOR ACTION: SF 366, as amend by the House, allows those who have a Peace Officer Retirement Systems (PORS) disability to earn 1.5 times the amount of the current earnable compensation of an active member at the same position on the salary scale, before their benefits is…

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Dems: Commerce – week of April 27, 2015

HF 229–Regulation of free trial offers, buying club memberships      FLOOR ACTION: HF 229 modifies the regulation of free trial offers and buying club memberships under Iowa’s consumer fraud law and exempts Internet sales from current rights of cancellation and limitations on membership periods. The legislation passed the House on a mostly party-line vote of…

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Dems: Appropriations – week of April 27, 2015

SF 492 – Disaster case management SF 493 – Education Budget FY16 and FY17 SF  494 – Ag & Natural Resources Budget FY16 & FY 17 SF 496 – Judicial Branch Budget FY16 & FY17 SF 497 – Justice System Budget FY16 & FY17 SF 498 – Administration & Regulation Budget FY 16 & FY…

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Dems: Improving safety in Iowa communities

One of the most important functions of government is keeping its citizens safe. Funding for our state’s Justice System aims to provide a secure Iowa for all. The annual Justice System Budget appropriates money to the departments of Public Safety, Corrections, Homeland Security and Public Defense, as well as to the Attorney General. This year’s…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 1

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 1

Each legislative session we are joined by high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as pages in either the Iowa House, Iowa Senate, or the Legislative Services Agency. As the House Majority Leader, I am privileged to have a page based in my office each year. This year I selected Nicholas…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 1

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 1

Each legislative session we are joined by high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as pages in either the Iowa House, Iowa Senate, or the Legislative Services Agency. As the House Majority Leader, I am privileged to have a page based in my office each year. This year I selected Nicholas…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Meet Aaron

GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Meet Aaron

Every year when legislators descend upon the Capitol and go to work on behalf of Iowans, they are joined by some of Iowa’s brightest and most talented high school students. These students spend the session (or half session) as Legislative pages – serving in the House, Senate and Legislative Services Agency. As the Speaker of…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Meet Aaron

GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Meet Aaron

Every year when legislators descend upon the Capitol and go to work on behalf of Iowans, they are joined by some of Iowa’s brightest and most talented high school students. These students spend the session (or half session) as Legislative pages – serving in the House, Senate and Legislative Services Agency. As the Speaker of…

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