Dems: Transportation – week of April 13, 2015

HF 287 – Counterfeit, nonfunctional or unsafe airbags   FLOOR ACTION: HF 287 provides that anyone who manufactures, imports, installs or sells a device to replace an air bag, and who knows that the device is counterfeit, nonfunctional or unsafe, is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor and an unlawful act of consumer fraud. The bill…

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Dems: State Government – week of April 13, 2015

HF 585 – Safe at Home   FLOOR ACTION: HF 585 establishes a Safe at Home program for victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, human trafficking or stalking. The program is administered by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. The Safe at Home program is an address confidentiality program. The Secretary of State’s office establishes…

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Dems: Local Government – week of April 13, 2015

SF 167 –County official severance pay ban HF 507 - Sewer delinquent accounts under Utility Management Organizations   FLOOR ACTION: SF 167 prohibits county elected official severance pay. The House amended the bill to also mandate a separate vote by a county board of supervisors on any compensation increase for county elected officials. [4/13:47-1 (Dearden…

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GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

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GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

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Weekly Bill Tracking April 9-April 15

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr.9 – Wed. Apr.15, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 583         Effluent from Animal Truck Wash Facilities. Tightens regulations on livestock truck washes by moving them into the animal feeding operations code section (passed Senate 50-0) to Governor   Appropriations HF 630         Federal Block Grants. Establishes authorizing legislation for…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – April 17

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – April 17

A great deal of floor action was completed this week that creates opportunities and solutions for Iowans, ranging from simplifying tax issues to improving our mental health system. We also passed the first budget bill of the session to the Senate. As we transition our focus to the appropriations process, many discussions surrounding the state…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – April 17

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – April 17

A great deal of floor action was completed this week that creates opportunities and solutions for Iowans, ranging from simplifying tax issues to improving our mental health system. We also passed the first budget bill of the session to the Senate. As we transition our focus to the appropriations process, many discussions surrounding the state…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Tax Freedom

GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Tax Freedom

This week the day the majority of Iowans (and Americans) dread the most came and went– tax day – April 15th. Iowa’s “Tax Freedom Day” also happened this week – April 13th. This represents how many days Iowans will work just to pay their taxes. Iowa has a: 8.98% individual income tax (top rate) 12%…

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