Dems: Special session needed to protect middle-class Iowans

This year, Senate Democrats fought long and hard for education, health care, jobs and public safety initiatives that will strengthen Iowa's middle class. We hoped to accomplish much more, but after five months of negotiating, we opted for compromise over gridlock. Unfortunately, Governor Branstad ignored many key bipartisan compromises, vetoing them just minutes before the…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Chip Baltimore

GOP: Meet Our Members – Chip Baltimore

Representative Chip Baltimore is currently serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 47th District which includes Boone, Ogden, and Jefferson. Rep. Baltimore serves as the Chairman of the Judiciary committee, and also serves on the Commerce and Ways & Means committees, as well as the Justice Systems budget subcommittee. Chip was born…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Chip Baltimore

GOP: Meet Our Members – Chip Baltimore

Representative Chip Baltimore is currently serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 47th District which includes Boone, Ogden, and Jefferson. Rep. Baltimore serves as the Chairman of the Judiciary committee, and also serves on the Commerce and Ways & Means committees, as well as the Justice Systems budget subcommittee. Chip was born…

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Dems: Senate Leaders Announce Plans to Issue Formal Call for Special Session

Dems: Senate Leaders Announce Plans to Issue  Formal Call for Special Session

In an effort to maintain quality education across Iowa and to ensure access to mental health services for Iowans, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque announced plans to issue a formal letter to all 50 Senators calling for a special session of the Iowa Legislature.

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Dems: HOUSE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION TO MAKE EDUCATING IOWA KIDS A PRIORITY AGAIN

Dems: HOUSE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION TO MAKE EDUCATING IOWA KIDS A PRIORITY AGAIN

Iowa House Democrats called for a special session today to override Governor Branstad’s veto of $56 million for k-12 schools and make educating Iowa students a top priority again. “For a year and a half, Republicans have failed to adequately fund education and left our schools in crisis. House Democrats are standing with parents, teachers,…

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 7-6-15

Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 7-6-15

Just before the July 4th holiday, Governor Branstad sent Iowa schools scrambling when he vetoed $56 million in urgently needed funding. It’s just the latest gut punch to K-12 schools and educators from Republicans at the State Capitol. First, they were forced to wait for over a year and a half to find out how…

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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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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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