Dems: Senator Bowman outlines bipartisan opportunities to improve Iowa education in letter to Governor Reynolds

State Senator Tod Bowman of Maquoketa has outlined bipartisan opportunities to improve Iowa education in a letter to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.  Bowman, the only active teacher in the Iowa Senate, offered education proposals that would benefit Iowa students and help strengthen Iowa’s economy. 

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Dems: Governor Reynolds asked to urge Senators Ernst, Grassley to oppose health care changes that would hurt Iowans

July 18, 2017 The top two Democratic State Senators on the Iowa Senate’s healthcare budget and policy committees are urging Governor Kim Reynolds to contact U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley about the threat [...]

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Dems: Democrats Call for Additional Action in Death of Foster Children

Lawmakers called on the House Oversight Committee to continue their work reviewing the cases of the two teenage girls who died recently and take additional steps quickly to prevent other tragedies. Legislators are concerned about the care that ultimately led to the starvation deaths of two sixteen year old girls in the past eight months.…

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Dems: Legislators offer next steps to improve child welfare

Legislators fear more children under state care will suffer due to Republican inaction on child welfare. State Senators Matt McCoy and Janet Petersen, members of the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee, offer steps to improve the welfare of fo...

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Dems: Latest state deficit figures show GOP budget is ‘out of whack’ and hurting Iowa families

 "Iowa is not in a recession. Iowa is experiencing slow revenue growth because the policies of Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are out of whack. Delaying tax refunds for Iowa families and other gimmicks will not solve this budget mess. Republicans must stop showering tens of millions on large tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations.  These…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 29, 2017

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 29, 2017

A new version of the June 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 6-29-17 Auditor Gives Budget Passing Grade IEDA Tax Incentive Series: Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit How to Acquire a Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card Iowa’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit All House Republican newsletters…

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Dems: Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, and for those seeking relief from asbestos related illnesses. One bill approved will impose caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases of $250,000. Noneconomic damages include…

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Dems: FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR IOWA HOUSE

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribly saddened by the death of my good friend Curt and know how lucky we all were to have him in our lives and community. I want to continue…

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GOP: Notable Bills in Effect July 1, 2017

GOP: Notable Bills in Effect July 1, 2017

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1st. Click here to see a PDF version of this list Agriculture House File 469 – SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS – changed prior law that only allows one soil conservation and water quality district commissioner to live in the same…

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