Dems: Economic Growth – week of Feb. 16, 2015

SF 110 – Iowa Employment Rides Initiative SSB 1115 — Changes to Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Programs   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 110 establishes an Iowa Employment Rides Initiative to provide funds to public transit systems for programs and services that provide employment transportation to Iowans. The program will be administered by the Iowa Economic Development…

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Dems: Commerce – week of Feb. 16, 2015

SF 235 – Regulation of PBMs   SF 236 – Public utility crossings of railroad rights-of-way    COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 235/SSB 1107 gives the Iowa Insurance Commissioner specific  authority to examine, investigate, inspect and audit Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs). It strengthens last year’s legislation by offering more transparency and clarifying the Commissioner’s authority to review records…

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GOP: Week Six

Week Six in the Iowa Senate

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Dems: Iowa Wesleyan nursing students deliver more than 7,000 names on petition to Governor Branstad to keep MHI

Dems: Iowa Wesleyan nursing students deliver more than 7,000 names on petition to Governor Branstad to keep MHI

(Des Moines)  On Wednesday, Iowa Wesleyan College Professor of Nursing Lisa Kongable led a group of 18 students to the Iowa Statehouse to urge lawmakers and Governor Branstad to stop plans to close the Mental Health Institutes in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda. After rising early Wednesday morning, the group was met at the Iowa Statehouse…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 20

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 20

Legislation is continuing to work its way through the subcommittee and committee process at the Statehouse this week. Bills are being carefully reviewed as we continue to receive valuable input from Iowans across the state on a variety of subjects. One issue that I’ve been receiving feedback on is our aging infrastructure system and finding…

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking, February 12- February 18

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 12 – Wed. Feb 18, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Commerce HF 167         Electronic Documents Available for Competitive Bids for Public Improvement Contracts. Prohibits governmental entities from charging a fee to obtain electronic or digital documents made available for public improvement contracts. (passed House 99-0) to Senate HF 308         Private…

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking, February 12- February 18

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Feb 12 – Wed. Feb 18, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Commerce HF 167         Electronic Documents Available for Competitive Bids for Public Improvement Contracts. Prohibits governmental entities from charging a fee to obtain electronic or digital documents made available for public improvement contracts. (passed House 99-0) to Senate HF 308         Private…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 19

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 19

A new February 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-19-2015 In this edition: Economic Indicators, Revenue Give Mixed Signals on Regional Economy House Republicans Approve Online Schools Bill School Funding Discussion Continues Zero-Based Budgeting Bill Passes House State Government

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Dems: Fifty Percent of Seats in Democratic Caucus Held by Women

Dems: Fifty Percent of Seats in Democratic Caucus Held by Women

The House Democrats are pleased to have almost fifty percent of the caucus made up by women for the 2015 Legislative Session. This is a record of 20 women in the caucus, and 25 total in the Iowa House. The women of the Iowa House include; Back Row: Representative Lisa Heddens of Ames, Representative Jo…

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