Dems: Human Resources – week of Jan. 18, 2016

SSB 3005 – Shelter Care reimbursement rate fix   COMMITTEE ACTION: SSB 3005 corrects a drafting error in legislation approved during the 2015 session. Legislators intended to give juvenile shelter homes a 5 percent provider rate increase. In order to increase the shelter rate, updates have to be made to three items in the appropriations…

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Dems: Class sizes will increase if school funding falls short

Another year of inadequate state funding for K-12 schools will result in larger class sizes. That’s what school administrators tell us in a new survey.   Superintendents, principals and other school officials completed the survey in recent weeks to help us better understand the consequences of shortchanging public schools, and to determine the impact of…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

Budgeting Like Iowa Families and Businesses The second week of session is in the books and work within policy committees is underway.  I am happy to report that this week the House Education Committee passed a bill that would increase funding for our local K-12 schools by $81 million.  The bill will now move to…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

Budgeting Like Iowa Families and Businesses The second week of session is in the books and work within policy committees is underway.  I am happy to report that this week the House Education Committee passed a bill that would increase funding for our local K-12 schools by $81 million.  The bill will now move to…

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Dems: Weekly Press Conference- January 21st, 2016

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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: 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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