GOP: Meet Our Members – Rob Bacon

GOP: Meet Our Members – Rob Bacon

Representative Rob Bacon is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 48th District which includes Webster City and Madrid. Rep. Bacon serves as the Vice Chairman of the Human Resources committee, and also serves on the Appropriations, Natural Resources, and State Government committees, as well as the Health & Human Services…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Rob Bacon

GOP: Meet Our Members – Rob Bacon

Representative Rob Bacon is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 48th District which includes Webster City and Madrid. Rep. Bacon serves as the Vice Chairman of the Human Resources committee, and also serves on the Appropriations, Natural Resources, and State Government committees, as well as the Health & Human Services…

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Dems: Senate Budget Chair: Governor’s veto ‘makes no sense’ for middle-class Iowa families

Dems: Senate Budget Chair: Governor’s veto ‘makes no sense’ for middle-class Iowa families

‘Branstad chose gridlock over compromise’ DES MOINES — Governor Branstad’s veto of compromise legislation today will result in higher tuition at our state universities and community colleges, and will lead to larger class sizes and fewer educational opportunities for Iowa schoolchildren, a key State Senator said today. “Governor Branstad’s veto makes no sense,” said Senator…

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Dems: Sen Taylor: MHI funding veto shows Governor’s ‘my way or the highway approach’

Dems: Sen Taylor: MHI funding veto shows Governor’s ‘my way or the highway approach’

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 02, 2015 ‘Governor Branstad ignored the will of Iowans again’ MOUNT PLEASANT — Governor Branstad ignored the will of Iowans again by vetoing a bipartisan compromise to keep open the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant, a key State Senator said today. “Southeast Iowans rallied to demonstrate that there is…

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Dems: Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

Dems: Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Branstad Veto of $56 million for k-12 Schools: With Governor Branstad’s veto today, Republicans have made clear our k-12 public schools are no longer a priority for them. After breaking the law for over a year while ignoring school leaders and parents, Republicans finally agreed to an…

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Dems: Help with Trumpeter Swan survey

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is asking for citizen assistance with the 2015 Trumpeter Swan Survey for North America. This survey, conducted every five years, provides baseline population data for trumpeter swan management.  Avid birders and others with an interest in waterfowl can help by gathering as much information on local swans as possible,…

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Dems: NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT ON JULY 1

The 2015 legislative session ended in early June and now a host of new bills will take effect starting beginning July 1. Topping the list is several new laws that make progress to help working families, create jobs, and protect vulnerable Iowans. Some of the changes taking effect on July 1 include: Protecting Iowans Safe…

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Dems: Expanding outdoor recreation in Iowa

Iowa’s parks, recreation areas and open spaces contribute to our state’s environmental, physical, emotional and social wellbeing while bolstering the economy. A 2012 report on the Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Activities in Iowa found that more than $3 billion in spending on outdoor recreation supports about 31,000 jobs. Recreational pursuits drive entrepreneurs to start…

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Dems: Increasing Iowa’s hunting opportunities

Iowa’s Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan seeks to understand Iowans’ outdoor recreation wants and needs, and to create places for them to enjoy their favorite activities. The plan is based on a 2012 survey that showed 21 percent of respondents had hunted in the previous two years and that 29 percent were very interested in hunting…

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