Dems: Iowa Women in Agriculture Annual Conference

“Emerging Trends in Agriculture” is the theme of the 9th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on August 4. The cost of the conference is $50, including the evening welcome reception, continental breakfast, and lunch. Registration is due by July 25. For more information, visit www.iowawomeninag.org.  

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Dems: Call issued for special session to restore education, mental health care compromises

On July 10, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque President sent letters to each of Iowa’s 50 state senators. The legislators were asked to sign and return a form stating that they: “…request that the members of the 86th General Assembly convene in special session for…

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Dems: Call issued for special session to restore education, mental health care compromises

On July 10, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque President sent letters to each of Iowa’s 50 state senators. The legislators were asked to sign and return a form stating that they: “…request that the members of the 86th General Assembly convene in special session for…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Clel Baudler

GOP: Meet Our Members – Clel Baudler

Representative Clel Baudler is currently serving his eighth term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 20th District, which includes Greenfield, Guthrie Center, and Perry. Rep. Baudler is the Chairman of the Public Safety committee, and also serves on the Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Government Oversight, and Natural Resources committees. Clel Baudler was first elected in…

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Dems: Help count wild turkeys

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for volunteers to help with its annual wild turkey survey. The work is simple: while outdoors in Iowa this July and August, keep an eye out for wild turkeys. If you see one, determine if it is an adult female or adult male (males have beards…

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Dems: Grants available to rural fire departments

Grant money is available to Iowa’s rural fire departments for equipment to help battle wildfires. The Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant provides 50 percent reimbursement with a maximum grant of $3,500 per department. Departments that actively return Wildland Fire Reports receive priority points in the grant application scoring process.  Grant applications are due October 15. Complete…

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Dems: Veto of MHI funding hurts vulnerable Iowans

As part of ongoing efforts to improve mental health services, we voted this year to make it easier for Iowans to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment closer to home. This included a bipartisan plan to keep all four of Iowa’s mental health institutes (MHIs) operating. Republican and Democratic legislators reached an agreement to…

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Dems: How much is a veto override worth to each Iowa school?

Dems: How much is a veto override worth to each Iowa school?

A key compromise of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature was the approval of 55.7 million in one-time funding for Iowa’s local schools.  Below is a list of how much is at risk for each Iowa school district.

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Dems: Education veto is bad for economic growth

The Governor’s veto of funding for our schools, community colleges and state universities will result in higher tuition, more kids in classrooms and fewer educational opportunities for students. Iowa’s improving economy makes it possible to do more for our students and schools. The state has a billion dollars in savings, but as support for our…

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