Dems: American Legion of Iowa Foundation grant applications

The American Legion of Iowa Foundation is accepting grant applications to help purchase materials for the benefit of hospitalized veterans, medical and/or scientific research, literary endeavors involving subjects of interest to veterans, and programs ...

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – March 27

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – March 27

In preparation for next week’s second legislative funnel week, we passed many bills to the Senate this week that make our state stronger and an even greater place to raise a family. In order for these priorities to remain eligible for consideration this year, they must pass out of a Senate policy committee next week.…

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Dems: Allowing homebuyers to get radon testing

The Iowa Senate has approved consumer protection legislation ensuring that potential homebuyers can get radon test results. HF 371 allows a certified radon tester to disclose the results of a radon test to a potential buyer of a nonpublic building if they’ve made a purchase offer and pay for the testing. Radon is an odorless,…

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Dems: Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

A non-partisan group of budget experts met last week and they continue to be optimistic about Iowa’s economy, with job growth improving and unemployment claims down. For the current fiscal year (2015), the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) expects revenues to be $278.4 million higher than last year (FY 2014). They also updated the revenue estimate…

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Dems: Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

A non-partisan group of budget experts met last week and they continue to be optimistic about Iowa’s economy, with job growth improving and unemployment claims down. For the current fiscal year (2015), the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) expects revenues to be $278.4 million higher than last year (FY 2014). They also updated the revenue estimate…

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Dems: Transportation – week of March 23, 2015

SF 397 – Department of Transportation omnibus HF 287 – Counterfeit, nonfunctional or unsafe airbags   FLOOR ACTION: SF 397 is the Department of Transportation (DOT) policy bill. As amended, the bill includes these elements: DIVISION I — AVIATION. The bill eliminates the exception that allows the DOT to compete with private enterprise in aircraft…

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Dems: State Government – week of March 23, 2015

SF 331 – Electronic Voter Registration SF 332 – State Employment Hiring Procedures SF 366 – Police Officers Retirement SF 375 – Adoptions SF 415 – Elections Administration SF 456 – Sale & Off-Premises Transportation of Certain Containers of Beer (Growlers) SF 459 - Employment of and Merit system Protection for Administrative Law Judges HF…

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Dems: Judiciary – week of March 23, 2015

SF 395 – Stalking SF 404 – Shorthand Reporters HF 496 – Military Victim Advocates HF 535 – Nonsubstantive Code Editor’s Bill HF 536 – Substantive Code Editor’s Bill HF 570 – Municipal Tort Liability for Recreational Activities   FLOOR ACTION: SF 395 relates to the definition of stalking for criminal prosecutions. It expands the…

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Dems: Human Resources – week of March 23, 2015

SF 232 – Facility tanning ban for minors SF 410 – Opioid overdose prevention HF 372 – Court Appointed Special Advocates & family assessments (companion to SF 370)   FLOOR ACTION: SF 232, as amended in on the floor, prohibits a tanning facility from allowing a person under 18 to use a tanning device. [3/24:…

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