GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, February 5

GOP: Caucus Staff Analysis – Thursday, February 5

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached: House File 139 – Supplemental State Aid Change To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 5

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 5

A new February 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-5-2015 In this edition: Budget Comparison Shows K-12 Education Remains State’s Top Funding Priority Governor Unveils Broadband Proposal Public Safety Committee Discusses Synthetic Drug Laws

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Dems: Tax Credits Available for Working Families on State Taxes

Dems: Tax Credits Available for Working Families on State Taxes

Thousands of hard-working families may not realize they are eligible for a refundable tax credit when they file their 2014 federal and state income taxes this spring. As Iowans begin to work on their taxes, eligible families that meet certain income requirements could receive a refund up to $6,143 from their federal taxes and up…

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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. 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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