GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 15

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 15

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 617 – Specialty Plate Decals House File 630 – Federal Block Grants House File 632 – Insurance Division Omnibus House File 635 – Transportation Omnibus To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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GOP: Democrat Games Push Schools Past Deadline

GOP: Democrat Games Push Schools Past Deadline

(DES MOINES) – Today Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars), co-chair of the Legislative Conference Committee on education funding, sharply criticized Senate Democrats for playing politics with education funding. “The first bill off the floor of the House was setting school funding.  Republicans put forth a serious and significant proposal for funding, a $100 million investment…

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Dems: Opening Remarks on SF 484: Safe, legal, regulated medical cannabis for Iowa families

Opening remarks on SF 484 by Senator Joe Bolkcom SF 484 would create a safe, legal, affordable, effective, highly regulated way for Iowans and their families to access medicines made from cannabis. Sick and suffering Iowans are asking for our help. They are asking us because Washington, D.C., is broken. The simple truth is that…

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Dems: Opening Remarks on SF 484: Safe, legal, regulated medical cannabis for Iowa families

Opening remarks on SF 484 by Senator Joe Bolkcom SF 484 would create a safe, legal, affordable, effective, highly regulated way for Iowans and their families to access medicines made from cannabis. Sick and suffering Iowans are asking for our help. They are asking us because Washington, D.C., is broken. The simple truth is that…

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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. April 12 – April 18

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Dems: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Driving requires three types of attention: visual, manual and cognitive. If drivers get distracted, they may take their eyes off the road (visual), their hands off the wheel (manual) and their minds off driving (cognitive). At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell…

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Dems: Week of the Young Child

The importance of a child’s earliest years in shaping their learning and development cannot be overstated. April 12–18 is the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and…

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GOP: House Republicans Respond to Democrats Budget Targets

GOP: House Republicans Respond to Democrats Budget Targets

(DES MOINES) – House Appropriations Chairman Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars) released the following statement in response to Senate Democrats’ budget targets: “The targets released today by the Senate Democrats spend more than the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa are paying, and we’re committed to balancing ongoing spending with ongoing revenue.  The state has $7.175 billion in…

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Dems: Fostering charitable giving in Iowa communities

Iowa Community Foundations are nonprofit organizations that provide grants to meet local needs, build philanthropy and create endowments for the long-term benefit of charitable projects and programs. Their work enhances local arts and culture, the environment, education, human services, health and more. While at the Statehouse, representatives of Iowa’s Community Foundations recently highlighted two state…

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