Dems: We Will Meet You Halfway

Democratic Legislators offer compromise to break gridlock on school funding; Republicans say “no” Video: http://youtu.be/h_oO7cWKyC0 DES MOINES — In an effort to break a lengthy logjam at the Capitol, Democratic members of the conference committee on Senate Files 171 and 172 today proposed a “compromise for Iowa schoolchildren.” Earlier this session, Senate Democrats voted for a…

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Dems: We Will Meet You Halfway

Democratic Legislators offer compromise to break gridlock on school funding; Republicans say “no” Video: http://youtu.be/h_oO7cWKyC0 DES MOINES — In an effort to break a lengthy logjam at the Capitol, Democratic members of the conference committee on Senate Files 171 and 172 today proposed a “compromise for Iowa schoolchildren.” Earlier this session, Senate Democrats voted for a…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 1

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 1

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 488 – Iowa Reading Corps House File 588 – Accessible Parking Placard Expiration Dates House File 599 – SAVE Funds Effected by School Reorganization To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Click the forum schedule below to see where your Representative is holding forums this upcoming weekend. March 29 – April 4

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Dems: House Approves Uber and other Transportation Network Companies

Dems: House Approves Uber and other Transportation Network Companies

Uber is the most well-known example of a transportation network company (TNC) which allows customers to find rides through a network application or a digital network. While it is important to have these new, innovative companies coming into Iowa’s communities, it’s just as important to have adequate regulations to ensure the safety of the drivers,…

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Dems: Get prepared for first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses

It happens every four years. Iowa voters meet in churches, schools, even living rooms, to be part of the first-in-the-nation stop for U.S. presidential hopefuls. This initial test in the presidential selection process will be the focus of a new massive open online course (MOOC) at Iowa State University, the Iowa Presidential Caucuses. The Iowa…

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Dems: Get prepared for first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses

It happens every four years. Iowa voters meet in churches, schools, even living rooms, to be part of the first-in-the-nation stop for U.S. presidential hopefuls. This initial test in the presidential selection process will be the focus of a new massive open online course (MOOC) at Iowa State University, the Iowa Presidential Caucuses. The Iowa…

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Dems: Gronstal: Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again

Dems: Gronstal: Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs after sending School Start Date compromise (SF 227) to the Governor’s desk “When it comes to the school start date, Governor Branstad singlehandedly created a significant problem for schools and parents. Today I’ve decided to allow Senate File 227 to go the Governor’s office and…

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Dems: Taking steps to strengthen middle class

Iowa is doing the right thing to strengthen our middle class after the devastation of the national recession. One of the reasons Iowa has weathered the economic downturn better than other states is that we’ve kept our fiscal house in order. Each year, we balance the state budget and set aside money for a rainy…

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