GOP: Hein Named House Ways and Means Chairman

GOP: Hein Named House Ways and Means Chairman

Today, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced Rep. Lee Hein (R-Monticello) as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 88th Iowa General Assembly. “It is an honor to be chosen by Speaker Upmeyer to lead the Ways and Means Committee,” said Rep. Hein.  “As a lifelong farmer, I understand the importance of…

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Dems: Senate Dems select leadership team

We believe every Iowan deserves affordable health care, strong schools and the chance to get ahead. We will work with the Governor and Republican legislators where we can find common ground. But, if we continue to see Republicans push an agenda that hurts the health care, education and financial security of working Iowans, we will…

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GOP: Senate Republicans Reelect Whitver, Schneider to Lead Caucus

Senate Republicans reelected Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, as Majority Leader and Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines, as President of the Iowa Senate for the 88th General Assembly.

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – November 1, 2018

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – November 1, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 11-1-18 In this edition: Don’t Be Fooled – House Democrats Love Tax Credits You Voted “No” on That? Education Edition Democrats Voted No on Mental Health Funding How Far Left Have House Dems Wandered? Serious Tax Credit Reform from House Democrats?…

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Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

A Northwest Iowa legislator may have mistakenly released the Republican Party of Iowa’s secret plan to “fix” the Medicaid privatization mess. During a forum, State Senator Jim Carlin of Sioux City proposed rationing health care for Medicaid recipients, saying lawmakers should "look into limiting the number of doctor visits" by people on Medicaid.

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Dems: Iowa workers vote for strong unions

Our friends and neighbors across the state who work every day to teach our kids, keep our families and communities safe, and protect the most vulnerable Iowans need to have a voice in the workplace. Iowans depend on their voices being heard.

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Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45 (Updated 10/26/18)

Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45  (Updated 10/26/18)

Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45: The bill directs each retirement system to submit a plan to create an alternative defined contribution plan to the public retirement systems committee by October 1, 2018. This is a bad bill – built on a bad idea. While Senate File 45 would get rid of all…

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every year in Iowa.  That money is big part of Iowa’s economy and the promise...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every year in Iowa.  That money is big part of Iowa’s economy and the promise...

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