GOP: Reps. Carlson and Wills Reflect on Their Freshman Session

GOP: Reps. Carlson and Wills Reflect on Their Freshman Session

Rep. Gary Carlson: Rep. John Wills:

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Dems: Bipartisan priorities deserve a vote in the house

As we near the end of the 2015 session, there are many bipartisan issues that have been overlooked in the Iowa House. This includes initiatives to make our communities safer, improve health care and boost quality of life that won the support of Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa Senate. Among them are efforts to:…

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Dems: Iowa’s historic sites open for summer

With summer vacation getting under way, it’s a great time to plan a visit to our state’s historic sites: Learn about the early inhabitants of Iowa at the Hopewell burial mounds at Toolesboro along the Great River Road or at the Blood Run National Historic Landmark on the Big Sioux River. See the homes and…

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Dems: Keeping higher ed affordable will strengthen Iowa economy

For many, school does not stop with high school graduation. Increasingly, good jobs require higher education or worker training. Iowans of all ages and backgrounds need access to college to build a better future for themselves and their families. Ideally, these opportunities should be as affordable as possible. Taking on massive student debt is another…

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Dems: Free fishing in Iowa, June 5-7

Iowa residents may fish without a license on June 5, 6 and 7 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ free fishing weekend. DNR staff will be at popular fishing spots across the state to help beginner anglers get started. They will assist with setting up fishing poles and distribute small kits with…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 29

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – May 29

The calendar will soon flip to June and our work in the legislature continues. You may be wondering why this legislative session has gone into overtime. Simply put, we are fighting to ensure the long-term economic health of our state is not compromised and funding for services to Iowans remains viable year after year. When…

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Dems: Gov. Branstad, House Republicans fail to stand up for Iowa children and their families

For Immediate Release:  May 29, 2015 Court decision highlights Governor Branstad’s abuse of power and  the failure of House Republicans to stand up for Iowa children and their families  Key legislators respond to decision regarding Iowa Juvenile Home House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown: “Time and time again, we’ve watched this Governor overstep his…

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Dems: Student achievement, quality schools remain key sticking points

Disagreements over education funding are preventing the Legislature from adjourning for the year. Iowa families count on great local schools to give their children and grandchildren a leg up in life. High-quality schools make Iowa workers among the nation’s most productive, which in turn attracts high-skill, high-wage jobs and businesses to our state. Educational opportunity…

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Dems: Get help to quit smoking

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. As part of the event, Quitline Iowa is offering free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to those who enroll in the program. To find out more, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or go to www.quitlineiowa.org. Quitline Iowa pairs tobacco users with a coach to help determine if patches, nicotine gum…

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