GOP: Capitol Update – Week Five (February 11)

GOP: Capitol Update – Week Five (February 11)

Every year since the Republicans have taken the majority in the Iowa House, we have stood firm on budgeting in the same common sense way that Iowa families and businesses manage their own finances. The foundation of our budgeting principles is that the state should not spend more than it collects in revenue from the…

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Dems: Whitehead Announces Run for State Representative in Linn & Buchanan County

Dems: Whitehead Announces Run for State Representative in Linn & Buchanan County

Longtime Area Educator Richard Whitehead Announces Run for State Representative in Linn County and part of Buchanan County Center Point, IA – Longtime area educator, Richard Whitehead, announced that he will run for State Representative in House District 95.  This district includes parts of Linn County and parts of Buchanan County, including the communities of…

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Dems: Iowa has skilled job openings to fill

One of the biggest challenges Iowa faces is ensuring students and workers have good career opportunities, and business have access to the skilled employees they need. But we are on the right track with Iowa’s Apprenticeship Training Program, STEM internships and programs at our community colleges preparing current and future workers.   More than half…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 11

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 11

  A new February 2016 newsletter is available for viewing. Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter – February 11 In this edition: House Economic Growth Committee to Discuss Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Bill 2016 Future Ready Iowa Summit Date Announced The Truth about Equal Pay in Iowa ATV and Fishing Bills…

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Dems: A bipartisan vote to protect Iowa’s health care safety net

Iowa still isn’t ready—even after a 60-day delay—to implement a Medicaid system operated by for-profit, out-of-state companies. That’s why the Senate took a bipartisan vote today to stop Governor Branstad’s push to privatize Medicaid, which puts the health and wellbeing of more than 560,000 Iowans at risk. SF 2125 directs the Iowa Department of Human…

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GOP: House Republicans Release Budget Targets

GOP: House Republicans Release Budget Targets

House Republicans Release Budget Targets Budget plan continues a promise to Iowans of fiscal responsibility, budgeting like families and businesses (DES MOINES) – Today, House Republicans released their budget plan for Fiscal Year 2017.  The House Republican budget is within the projected on-going revenue for the next fiscal year, which is estimated to be $7.327…

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Dems: State Government – week of Feb. 8, 2016

SF 2142 – Primary Elections SF 2143 – Public Disclosure of Gifts SSB 3020 – Elections administration SSB 3022 – Electronic Filing System for Administrative Proceedings by Dept. of Inspections & Appeals SSB 3038 – Financial Irregularities Filed by the State Auditor with a County Attorney SSB 3040 – Notice to Bidders SSB 3052 –…

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Dems: Judiciary – week of Feb. 8, 2016

SF 2023 – Expungement of Violations of Local Ordinances and Contempt Proceedings SF 2110 – Obtaining Your Criminal History Data from the Department of Public Safety SF 2111 – Peace Officers and Law Enforcement Officials Use of Notarial Stamps SF 2112 – Relating to a Fiduciary’s Access to Digital Assets SF 2115 – Interference with…

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Dems: Human Resources – week of Feb. 8, 2016

SSB 3036 – Oral Contraceptive Prescriptions SSB 3066 – Alzheimer’s Awareness SSB 3072 – Iowa Department of Public Health Modernization SSB 3073 – Meningococcal Immunization SSB 3081 – Terminate Managed Care Contracts SSB 3109 – Children’s Mental Health and Well Being SF 2032 – Mental Health Records SF 2049 – Speech Therapy Benefits SF 2075…

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