Dems: Financial Know-How scholarships for high school seniors

The Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship is a chance for 30 Iowa high school seniors to earn $2,000 for college, all while learning important financial literacy skills.   The Senior Scholarship is open to all Iowa high school seniors, regardless of financial need, grade point average, class rank or intended college. To qualify: Register…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Weekly Newsletter

Putting the pieces together Some of the big pieces of this year’s session are beginning to fall into place and the Legislature is moving along efficiently.  Committees and subcommittees are hard at work doing their business with the Iowans they represent in their minds.  The Capitol has been full of Iowans each week and I’ve…

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Dems: Landowners can help restore habitat and water

The 49th general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program is under way. The program gives landowners and farmers who want to protect environmentally sensitive land the chance to bring back pheasants, plant woodland or improve water quality.   More than 800 contracts encompassing nearly 22,000 acres expire in Iowa this fall, giving landowners the first…

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Dems: Early reading efforts must be funded

Iowa schools are committed to identifying reading problems in students early so that they can help students get on track. Being a good reader by the end of third grade is an important predictor of school success, and early intervention is the key to avoiding difficulty with reading later on.   This week, the Senate…

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GOP: Capitol Update – Week Three (January 28)

GOP: Capitol Update – Week Three (January 28)

In my opening remarks on the first day of session, I set forth as a priority that House Republicans would work quickly and diligently on the priority needs of Iowans, especially on the issue of K-12 education funding. Keeping with that promise, the first bill that I brought forward for debate as House Majority Leader…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 28

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 28

A new January 2016 newsletter is available for viewing. Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter – January 28, 2016 In this edition: Senate Democrats’ Budget Targets Bring Back Memories of Governor Culver House Panel Gets Summary of 2015 Avian Influenza Impacts Broadband Update Annual Condition of Education Report Available House Passes…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday January 28

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday January 28

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: HSB 535 – An act temporarily updating the Code references to the Internal Revenue Code

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Dems: Democrats call on President Obama and CMS to reject Branstad’s Medicaid privatization

Every Democratic member of the Iowa Senate signed a letter today asking President Obama and other key federal officials to end Governor Branstad’s disorganized push to privatize Medicaid services in Iowa. “Unfortunately, everything that we have seen and heard in the past month tells us that if CMS allows the Branstad/Reynolds Administration to fully implement…

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Dems: Democrats call on President Obama and CMS to reject Branstad’s Medicaid privatization

Every Democratic member of the Iowa Senate signed a letter today asking President Obama and other key federal officials to end Governor Branstad’s disorganized push to privatize Medicaid services in Iowa. “Unfortunately, everything that we have seen and heard in the past month tells us that if CMS allows the Branstad/Reynolds Administration to fully implement…

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