GOP: 2015 End of Session Report

GOP: 2015 End of Session Report

The following is the House Republican Caucus Staff’s end of session report: 2015 End of Session Wrap Up *Note:  All information is current as of June 10, 2015

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 6-15-15

Last week, we ended the 2015 legislative session and returned to our homes and communities.   The question everyone always asks is, “what will this session be known for?” The answer is simple: shortchanging our kids in the school funding crisis that carried on for 477 days. That means larger class sizes and fewer opportunities…

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Dems: Missed opportunities will get another chance in 2016

The 2015 session was the first year of the 86th General Assembly. Bills approved this year by only one chamber are still eligible for debate next year. That’s good news since the Senate approved several bills, many with strong bipartisan support, that were not taken up in the Iowa House. They include: A boost for…

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GOP: House Republicans’ 2015 End of Session Remarks

GOP: House Republicans’ 2015 End of Session Remarks

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GOP: House Republicans’ 2015 End of Session Remarks

GOP: House Republicans’ 2015 End of Session Remarks

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Dems: More help for vulnerable Iowans

The recently completed 2015 session required compromise on important efforts to grow Iowa’s middle class, but this year also saw bipartisan successes. In particular, we approved many initiatives to help vulnerable Iowans. Mental health care: We improved Iowa’s mental health and disability services system by making more emergency psychiatric beds available and setting up a…

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Dems: School funding compromise breaks gridlock, ends session

The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. The goal of the compromise is to maintain educational opportunities and boost student achievement. The final agreement provides an additional $156 million for the 2015-16 school year. The compromise includes a 1.25 percent increase in…

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Dems: School funding compromise breaks gridlock, ends session

The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. The goal of the compromise is to maintain educational opportunities and boost student achievement. The final agreement provides an additional $156 million for the 2015-16 school year. The compromise includes a 1.25 percent increase in…

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Dems: Enjoy Iowa’s great outdoors

June is Great Outdoors Month in Iowa, where natural resources are so important to our quality of life. It’s a great time to enjoy activities like biking, swimming, hiking, paddling, fishing, hunting, boating, bird watching, camping, and exploring our lakes, prairies, woodlands, rivers and wetlands. Enjoyment of the outdoors fosters a deeper appreciation of our…

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