Dems: New Iowa Food Inspections Application for Your Smartphone

A new food inspection app, funded by three Food and Drug Administration grants, has been created by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. This app will allow users to search restaurants and pull up the latest food inspection report for that location. Users can search by name or bring up a list of nearby…

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-17-15

Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-17-15

Dear %%First Name%%, With an aging population, perhaps the biggest challenge facing Iowa today is a skilled worker shortage.  It’s a looming threat to our economy because if we don’t have enough workers with the right skills, businesses will be forced to relocate or expand outside of Iowa. Right now, 56% of jobs in Iowa…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 17

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 17

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 146 – Prohibited Gambling Activities and Penalties House File 156 – Preschool Administrative Costs House File 202 – Volunteer Dental License House File 204 – Online Schools Sunset Removal House File 205 – Reporting on Veteran Education To see…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 17

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 17

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 146 – Prohibited Gambling Activities and Penalties House File 156 – Preschool Administrative Costs House File 202 – Volunteer Dental License House File 204 – Online Schools Sunset Removal House File 205 – Reporting on Veteran Education To see…

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GOP: Week Five Press Conference Highlights

GOP: Week Five Press Conference Highlights

Majority Leader Upmeyer Speaker Paulsen

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GOP: Week Five Press Conference Highlights

GOP: Week Five Press Conference Highlights

Majority Leader Upmeyer Speaker Paulsen

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Dems: Become an active voice in state government

Iowa’s statewide boards and commissions are responsible for advising the Governor, Legislature and state agencies. We are always looking for qualified applicants who are will to be a strong voice in state government. The Governor appoints members to more than 160 boards and commissions as openings become available. If you find a position you are…

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Dems: Veterans Affairs – week of Feb. 9, 2015

SF 177 – Iowa Lottery proceeds to the Veterans Trust Fund    COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 177/SSB 1012 offers a more stable source of revenue for the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund (VTF). Currently, the Iowa Lottery must conduct a series of four veteran-themed games (two scratch games and two pull-tab games) annually, with the revenues from…

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Dems: Transportation – week of Feb. 9, 2015

SF 68 – Displaying county names on license plates   COMMITTEE ACTION: SF 68 – Current law prohibits use of frames on license plates if they cover any numbers or letters printed on the plate. In spring of 2014, that was interpreted to include the county name, which appears at the bottom of all Iowa…

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