GOP: House Republicans Release Budget Targets

GOP: House Republicans Release Budget Targets

(DES MOINES) – Wednesday, House Republicans released their budget plan for Fiscal Year 2016.  The House Republican budget spends 99.9 percent of on-going revenue, $7.175 billion. “It is important to Iowans that we do not spend more than we have and live within our means.  While standing by this principle for the last five legislative…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 22

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 22

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 644 – Animal Waste Digesters House File 645 – Renewable Energy Tax Credit House File 646 – Use of PPEL Funds Senate File 488 – Air Quality Fees To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Click the forum schedule below to see where your Representative is holding forums this upcoming weekend. April 19 – April 25

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-21-15

Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-21-15

Despite our efforts to compromise, the school funding crisis hit another unfortunate milestone this week as schools were forced to set their budget for the upcoming school year without knowing how much money they will get from the state. Iowans are just beginning to learn about the devastating results of the legislative stalemate from pink…

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GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 21

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 21

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 624 – Multi-Year Custom Farm Tax Credits House File 632 – Insurance Division Omnibus House File 634 – IDALS Code Clean-Up House File 637 – Transportation Operations Budget House File 638 – Wine Sales and Taxes House File 639…

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Dems: 219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

Dems: 219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year Web Page Launched on School Funding Crisis According to a survey of Iowa Superintendents, at least 219 teachers will receive pink slips this month and another 332 school positions will go unfilled next year.  With just 132 superintendents reporting so far, almost 2/3rd…

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Dems: Protecting grieving families from funeral protests

Iowans should be able to grieve and honor lost loved ones at a funeral without interference from protesters carrying hateful signs and shouting vile words. A bill that won unanimous support in the Iowa House and Senate will help ensure that happens. House File 558 requires that those who are demonstrating and being disruptive must…

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Dems: Ensuring clean air for good health & economic growth

Businesses and Iowans depend on the work of the air quality bureau in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to protect the health of Iowans by ensuring that air emissions meet the standards set out in law. Iowa businesses turn to the bureau to help them meet these standards and provide them with the approval…

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Dems: Helping Iowans with disabilities live independently

Iowans with disabilities often wish to live as independently as possible. The ABLE Act will help them do just that. The ABLE — Achieving a Better Life Experience — Act was approved by the U.S. Congress in December. It allows people with disabilities to establish tax-free savings trusts into which money can be deposited to…

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