Dems: Education Committee Report – Week 15, 2018

HF 648 – Technical changes to Career and Technical Education; HF 2442 – School sport concussion protocols.    FLOOR ACTION: HF 648 makes technical changes to the Career and Technical Education bill that passed in [...]

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Dems: Appropriations Committee Report– Week 15, 2018

HF 648 – Career and Technical Education.    FLOOR ACTION: HF 648 makes technical changes to the Career and Technical Education bill that passed in 2016 (HF-2392). The 2016 bill added the work-based learning program to [...]

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Dems: Ethics Committee Report – Week 15, 2018

SR 124 (SSB 3211) – Adds harassment retaliation to Senate Code of Ethics.    COMMITTEE & FLOOR ACTION: SR 124 (SSB 3211) amends the Senate Code of Ethics to add harassment and retaliation. The changes [...]

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Dems: Rules & Administration Committee Report – Week 15, 2018

Senate Harassment Prevention Policy   COMMITTEE ACTION: The Rules & Administration Committee adopted an updated Harassment Prevention Policy for the Senate’s Personnel Guidelines. The changes – coupled with a change to the Senate’s Code of [...]

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Dems: Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War

Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War Democratic lawmakers in the Iowa House filed a resolution today calling on Iowa Republican elected officials to take immediate action and force the Trump Administration to r...

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Dems: Bank Vice President and Trust Officer Dennis Evans to Run for Iowa House District 50

Reinbeck, Iowa — Dennis Evans, father, husband, lifelong Iowan, MidWestOne Bank vice president and trust officer, and community volunteer, announced his intention to run for Iowa House District 50. District 50 includes Grundy county and parts of ...

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Dems: Greater Flexibility in School Funding

The Iowa House made final touches on a bill to provide greater flexibility in the use of school funds. If signed by the Governor, the bill will allow the salary and benefits of security personnel, psychologists, licensed independent social workers, mas...

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Dems: Volunteers Needed for State Park Spring Clean-up

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) needs volunteers to help with state park spring cleaning. Throughout April and May, the DNR will be hosting volunteer days at parks around the state. Activities include picking up litter, planting trees an...

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Dems: 2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 5 – Wed. April 11

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 5 – Wed. April 11, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HSB 687      Agricultural Property Offense Surcharge. Creates a 35% surcharge for theft of agricultural property, criminal mischief against agricul...

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