Dems: New Iowa transportation map available

The Iowa DOT recently released its 2015-2016 Iowa Transportation Map. An electronic version of the map, accompanied by an assortment of city detail maps, can be found online at iowadot.gov/maps. Paper copies of the map are available at the Iowa DOT’s 19 driver’s license stations, county treasurer’s offices, DOT district offices, Iowa welcome centers and the…

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Dems: Renew your driver’s license at new locations around Iowa

Twenty-four locations around the state now house Motor Vehicle self-service kiosks, where Iowans can renew or replace their driver’s license and ID cards. The kiosks offer customers convenience, choice and control by making government services more accessible and saving taxpayer time and money. You can renew at a kiosk if: You have a valid Iowa…

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Dems: Senate Education Chair asks if Governor Branstad will approve funding for K12 schools

“And here we are, 25 days from the beginning of the school year, and even at this late date, and even though the details of this propose were public knowledge almost a month ago, even at this late date, the Governor’s office has not committed to approving this expenditure! I hope that we pass this…

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Dems: 2015 Session Highlights

This year, Senate Democrats fought to provide greater economic security for Iowa families by standing up for workers and investing in skills training, job creation and the best educational opportunities from preschool through college. While we hoped to accomplish much more, we ultimately chose compromise over gridlock. We balanced the state budget in a fiscally…

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GOP: Speaker Paulsen’s Closing Remarks

GOP: Speaker Paulsen’s Closing Remarks

(DES MOINES)—Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) delivered closing remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: I know this took a little bit longer than all of us wanted, but we should be proud that rather than rushing to an end, we did quality…

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GOP: Speaker Paulsen’s Closing Remarks

GOP: Speaker Paulsen’s Closing Remarks

(DES MOINES)—Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) delivered closing remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: I know this took a little bit longer than all of us wanted, but we should be proud that rather than rushing to an end, we did quality…

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Dems: End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

Dems: End of Session Remarks from House Leader Mark Smith

2015 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Today, we end the 2015 session of the Iowa General Assembly and return to our homes and to our communities. Last January, I quoted Willa Cather in my opening remarks when she said, “Some things are learned in the calm and some things are…

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GOP: Majority Leader Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks

GOP: Majority Leader Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks

(DES MOINES)—House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered closing remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Thank you Mr. Speaker, We started this session with a difficult budget situation on our hands.  Our growing obligations exceeded the amount of revenue coming in. To some,…

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Dems: Senator Majority Leader Mike Gronstal’s 2015 Closing Statement

Dems: Senator Majority Leader Mike Gronstal’s 2015 Closing Statement

Legislating is about finding common ground. This year, common ground was hard to find, especially on two issues that matter most to Iowans—the education of our children and the future of our economy. Senate Democrats argued that, after several lean years for local schools, Iowa’s improving economy makes it possible to reinvest in Iowa’s next…

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