Dems: Education – week of Feb. 9, 2015

SSB 1058 – School Start Date SF 171 – FY16 School Aid Funding SF 172 – FY16 Categorical School Aid Funding SF 173 – FY16 Property Tax Replacement SF 174 – FY17 School Aid Funding SF 175 – FY17 Categorical School Aid SF 176 – FY17 Property Tax Replacement   COMMITTEE ACTION: SSB 1058 eliminates…

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Dems: Economic Growth – week of Feb. 9, 2015

SF 1 – Iowa First SSB 1117 – IFA Shelter Assistance Fund   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 1 gives Iowa businesses seeking to sell products and services to the state the chance to match competing out-of-state bids for projects under $500,000, provided the Iowa firm is within 5 percent or $10,000 of the lowest bidder. Also,…

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Dems: Courts focus on giving kids a bright future

Recently, staff from the Judicial Branch told legislators that their number one priority is the protection of Iowa’s children. The Legislature has helped them pursue that priority and make communities safer. Through funding approved by the Legislature, “juvenile court officers have the time to give troubled children the specialized services they need while holding them…

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GOP: Happy Presidents Day!

GOP: Happy Presidents Day!

Today is Presidents Day, so in rememberance of past United States’ Presidents, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Republican Commanders in Chief.        

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Iowa National Guard remains strong

Major General Timothy Orr recently updated lawmakers on the work of the Iowa National Guard in his annual “Condition of the Guard” address. General Orr said thousands of Iowa National Guard soldiers and airmen have served in combat and support roles in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 13 years. Currently, about 150 are deployed…

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GOP: Love Blossoms in the Iowa Senate

Making the decision to run for public office requires the support of loved ones. Three Senate Republicans get to work closely with their spouse on a daily basis.

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GOP: Love Blossoms in the Iowa Senate

Making the decision to run for public office requires the support of loved ones. Three Senate Republicans get to work closely with their spouse on a daily basis.

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking, February 9- February 12

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 5 – Wed. Feb 11, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Commerce HF 229         Regulations Regarding Buying Clubs. Exempts the sales of buying club memberships through the internet from current regulations regarding notifications of cancellations, which is part of our consumer protection law. (passed Committee 14-9) to House Calendar   Economic…

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking, February 9- February 12

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 5 – Wed. Feb 11, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Commerce HF 229         Regulations Regarding Buying Clubs. Exempts the sales of buying club memberships through the internet from current regulations regarding notifications of cancellations, which is part of our consumer protection law. (passed Committee 14-9) to House Calendar   Economic…

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