GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Click the forum schedule below to see where your Representative is holding forums this upcoming weekend. February 1 – February 7

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Dems: Summer professional development opportunity for teachers

The Center for Civic Education is offering a three-week program for teachers entitled “Political and Constitutional Theory for Citizens: The National Academy for Civics and Government.” The course will be held in Los Angeles on July 11 through August 1, and is open to elementary, middle and high school teachers. Participants will study basic ideas…

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Dems: A ‘serious, meaningful step forward for Iowa’s local schools’

Dems: A ‘serious, meaningful step forward  for Iowa’s local schools’

For Immediate Release:  February 3, 2015 (Des Moines) Democratic members of the Iowa Senate today announced a plan to increase state aid to schools to ensure that every Iowa child gets the best education possible and that they are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future. The Senate Democratic plan calls for a…

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Dems: Landowners can improve pheasant habitat

Landowners in Iowa’s pheasant counties can get funding to restore their habitat with help from the Iowa Pheasant Recovery – State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) program. It is a new U.S. Department of Agriculture effort implemented through the Conservation Reserve Program to restore native grasslands and wetlands where they will be the most beneficial…

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GOP: Freshman Representatives Talk About the First Few Weeks of Session

GOP: Freshman Representatives Talk About the First Few Weeks of Session

We caught up with some new members of the Iowa House to see how their first few weeks have gone.  Check out the videos below. Rep. Zach Nunn House District 30 – Bondurant Rep. Steven Holt  House District 18 – Denison Rep. Norlin Mommsen  House District 97 – DeWitt Rep. Darrel Branhagen House District 55…

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Dems: Lesson plans for Black History Month and President’s Day

February is Black History Month, and the Center for Civic Education offers free lessons for grades 6 through 12 that focus on the civil rights movement and the power of nonviolence. Teachers can choose from lessons on the Children’s March of 1963, the costs and benefits of nonviolence, philosophical and tactical nonviolence, and Rosa Parks…

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Dems: Court helps veterans adjust to civilian life

Woodbury County officials recently told legislators about their special Veterans Court to help veterans who become involved in the criminal justice system. Veterans throughout the country face unique issues after being deployed to combat zones. Often these vets are coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury or substance abuse. Unfortunately, upon their return…

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GOP: Week Three News Conference Highlights

GOP: Week Three News Conference Highlights

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Dems: Helping Iowa kids become successful adults

Promoting the long-term health and wellbeing of Iowa’s children is essential to our state’s future. Kids lead more productive, happy lives if they receive mental health and developmental services when they need them, according to the United Way. Children’s brains develop over time. The growth and maturation of the brain is guided by genes and…

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