Dems: Ways & Means – week of March 30, 2015

SF 479 – Determination of Iowa corporate income tax for broadcasters SF 480 – Local property tax abatement for rehabilitation of nuisance buildings SF 482 – Social and Charitable Gambling SF 483 – Electric and Natural Gas vehicle fueling infrastructure tax credit SF 484 – Medical Cannabis Act SF 485 – PPEL technical changes SF…

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Dems: Veterans Affairs – week of March 30, 2015

HF 414 – Disclosure requirements for private providers of veterans benefits, services   COMMITTEE ACTION: HF 414 requires a person who provides veterans benefits services to give a written disclosure statement to each client or prospective client, and obtain the signature of the client on the written disclosure statement before entering into an agreement to provide…

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Dems: Democrats offer compromise to end school funding gridlock

In an effort to break a lengthy logjam on school funding at the Statehouse this session, Democrats offered a  compromise funding proposal this week  for Iowa schools, students, parents and teachers. Earlier this session, Senate Democrats approved a 4 percent increase in basic school funding, but House Republicans agreed to a much smaller 1.25 percent…

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Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking, March 26- April 1

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 26 – Wed. Apr. 1, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 578         Observation of Investigation. An owner of a property cannot be prohibited from observing an investigation and taking pictures on their own property (passed 13-0) to Senate Calendar HF 583         Effluent from Animal Truck Wash Facilities. Tightens…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – April 2

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – April 2

The warmer temperatures, sporadic rain showers, and green grass beginning to peek through Iowa’s rich soil, are all refreshing reminders that spring certainly has sprung in Iowa. This week wrapped up the second legislative funnel, which means in order for a policy bill to remain eligible for consideration this year, it is required to have…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: What We Can Afford

GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: What We Can Afford

Another week has come and gone and still students, schools, parents, teachers and administrators are left in limbo as the Senate continues to put off sending school funding to the governor. At a conference committee this week, a proposal was offered which would have doubled the House Republicans’ proposal. As I’ve been saying since the…

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Dems: Failing to Protect Sick, Disabled Iowans is Not an Option

Here’s a very important issue House Republicans and Governor Branstad appear to be overlooking. The issue is oversight of the privatization of almost all of Iowa’s Medicaid system. Medicaid is one 6th of the state budget. It provides health care to a half million Iowans. 70% goes to help seniors and people living with disabilities.…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 2

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 2

A new April 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 4-2-2015 In this edition: Why State Revenue Growth is 2.6% Not 6% Per Pupil Funding’s Steady Upward Climb Iowa’s High School Graduation Rate Increases Again House Human Resources Moves Additional Mental Health Bills Growlers, Howlers and…

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Dems: We Will Meet You Halfway

Democratic Legislators offer compromise to break gridlock on school funding; Republicans say “no” Video: http://youtu.be/h_oO7cWKyC0 DES MOINES — In an effort to break a lengthy logjam at the Capitol, Democratic members of the conference committee on Senate Files 171 and 172 today proposed a “compromise for Iowa schoolchildren.” Earlier this session, Senate Democrats voted for a…

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