Dems: Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session

Dems: Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session

Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. A vibrant ag economy is critical to a strong economy and creating jobs in communities across Iowa. The legislature must  work together to repopulate those areas, while capitalizing on the strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and improve…

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Dems: Details of the Senate Democrats’ local school funding proposals

Details of the Senate Democrats' local school funding proposals

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Dems: Details of the Senate Democrats’ local school funding proposals

Details of the Senate Democrats' local school funding proposals

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Dems: Reversing the slide in support for Iowa’s schools

Prepared remarks by State Senator Tod Bowman, Education Committee Member  and teacher at Maquoketa Community High School Education funding must always be our state’s #1 priority. When you consider all funds — regardless of source —  Iowa now invests more than $1,600 per student LESS than national average. That puts Iowa 35th in per student…

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Dems: Reversing the slide in support for Iowa’s schools

Prepared remarks by State Senator Tod Bowman, Education Committee Member  and teacher at Maquoketa Community High School Education funding must always be our state’s #1 priority. When you consider all funds — regardless of source —  Iowa now invests more than $1,600 per student LESS than national average. That puts Iowa 35th in per student…

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Dems: Senate looks at dangers of powdered, crystal alcohol

The Iowa Senate is taking steps to ban the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol products in the state. Powdered or crystalline alcohol is made by freeze-drying and pulverizing liquid alcohol. It is then packaged in a sealed pouch, making it more portable and easier to transport than traditional bottled alcohol. The makers of powdered…

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Dems: Senate looks at dangers of powdered, crystal alcohol

The Iowa Senate is taking steps to ban the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol products in the state. Powdered or crystalline alcohol is made by freeze-drying and pulverizing liquid alcohol. It is then packaged in a sealed pouch, making it more portable and easier to transport than traditional bottled alcohol. The makers of powdered…

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 10

Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, February 10

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 123 – BOEE Director Appointment Correction House File 124 – Educational Savings Accounts House File 131 – Definition of Beer Senate File 126 – Internal Revenue Code Update To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Dems: Tax Credits Approved for Students, Teachers and Businesses on 2014 Taxes

Dems: Tax Credits Approved for Students, Teachers and Businesses on 2014 Taxes

The Iowa Legislature updated Iowa’s tax laws to reflect recent changes in federal tax laws. Due to a delay at the federal level, businesses, teachers, homeowners, and students have been waiting for state action before they file their 2014 taxes in order to claim deductions renewed by the federal government in December. For the last…

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