Dems: Keeping Iowa’s Mental Health Institutes Open

Dems: Keeping Iowa’s Mental Health Institutes Open

Earlier this year, the Governor started a proposal of closing two of Iowa’s four Mental Health Institutes (MHI) without legislative input or approval. Already, some employees have received termination notices and patients are no longer being accepted at the MHI’s. The Clarinda MHI provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services through its Acute…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, May 13

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, May 13

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: Senate File 505 – Health and Human Services Budget To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Dems: Lt. Gov. Reynolds asked to include Mental Health Institute on visit to Mount Pleasant

May 13, 2015 Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has been asked to include a visit to the Mental Health Institute she is seeking to abruptly close on a visit to Mount Pleasant on Thursday, May 14. In a letter to the Lieutenant Governor, State Senator Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant wrote “Iowa families are hoping you…

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Dems: Lt. Gov. Reynolds asked to include Mental Health Institute on visit to Mount Pleasant

May 13, 2015 Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has been asked to include a visit to the Mental Health Institute she is seeking to abruptly close on a visit to Mount Pleasant on Thursday, May 14. In a letter to the Lieutenant Governor, State Senator Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant wrote “Iowa families are hoping you…

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GOP: Freshman Legislators Reflect on Their First Sessions

GOP: Freshman Legislators Reflect on Their First Sessions

Rep. Terry Baxter Rep. Zach Nunn

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, May 12

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, May 12

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 504 – Electronic Insurance Documents House File 648 – Special Needs Trusts House File 650 – RIIF Budget House File 663 – Education Interstate Reciprocity Agreements Senate File 486 – Community College Referendum To see the full House Debate…

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Dems: Court’s budget must ensure justice for all Iowans

Iowa’s court system works for all Iowans. Our Judicial Branch: • Enforces criminal laws. • Resolves civil legal disputes, thus maintaining a stable and robust business environment. • Resolves family law disputes, including child custody, paternity and child support. • Protects victims of domestic violence by issuing protective orders to help shield them from further…

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Dems: Reforming the use of eminent domain in Iowa

The Senate Government Oversight Committee has approved legislation that would curtail the use of eminent domain for certain energy projects proposed by private companies in Iowa. Eminent domain is the right of government to appropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation for the property owner. Lawmakers have heard concerns from landowners about…

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Dems: Senate’s budget protects vulnerable Iowans

The Senate approved the Health & Human Services (HHS) Budget this week. SF 505 is one of the state’s largest budgets, with funding for the departments of Human Services, Public Health, Aging, Veterans Affairs, and the Veterans Home in Marshalltown. The Senate’s HHS Budget will make a significant difference in the lives of Iowans, while…

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