GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 21

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 21

A new January 2016 newsletter is available for viewing. Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter – January, 21 2016 In this edition: House Appropriations Begins Review of Standing Appropriations The Current State of Education Funding Ready, Set, CAUCUS! Remember—Military Pension Income Now Excluded from Taxes This is the second newsletter for…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Walt Rogers

GOP: Meet Our Members – Walt Rogers

Representative Walt Rogers is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 60th District which includes Cedar Falls, Hudson, and Waterloo. Rep. Rogers serves as an Assistant Leader for the House Republican caucus and also serves as the Chairman of the Administration and Rules committee.  Additionally, he serves on the Appropriations,…

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Dems: High school seniors sought for National Youth Science Camp

Two Iowa high school seniors have the opportunity to receive full scholarships to attend the National Youth Science Camp this summer in West Virginia. The students will exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The selected delegates must demonstrate academic achievement in science and show potential for thoughtful scientific…

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Dems: Apply for Derelict Building Grants

Through Feb. 26, small rural communities looking to renovate or deconstruct abandoned commercial and public buildings can apply for funding through the Derelict Building Grant Program. The Program emphasizes reuse and recycling of building items, improves street appearance and commercial development, and alleviates the environmental concern some buildings can pose. Funding is awarded annually on…

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Dems: Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

According to a new survey, over 90% of school administrators said another year of stagnant state funding would lead to higher class sizes in their own school. “Iowa’s local educators have told us, again, how underfunding local schools is limiting the opportunities of our state’s next generation. Underfunding education also undermines our state’s economic future,…

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Dems: Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

According to a new survey, over 90% of school administrators said another year of stagnant state funding would lead to higher class sizes in their own school. “Iowa’s local educators have told us, again, how underfunding local schools is limiting the opportunities of our state’s next generation. Underfunding education also undermines our state’s economic future,…

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Dems: January is National Mentoring Month in Iowa

January 2016 marks the 15th annual National Mentoring Month. In Iowa, more than 8,000 mentors serve youth in programs certified by the Iowa Mentoring Partnership, but thousands more could benefit from having a mentor. Mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged…

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Dems: Regional Medicaid updates for providers & members

The transition of Iowa Medicaid to the IA Health Link managed care program will begin March 1, pending final federal approval. In-person provider and member education sessions that provide updates on the transition and how Medicaid is changing will be offered throughout the state.

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Dems: Iowa courts strive for justice for all

In his annual Condition of the Judiciary speech, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady outlined how the state is protecting Iowa’s children, operating an efficient, full-service court system, providing faster and less costly resolution of legal disputes, operating in an open and transparent way, and providing fair and impartial justice for all.

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