Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Iowa’s New Governor

    At the ripe old age of 26, I returned to Osceola, Iowa to be the Director of the Clarke County Office of the Iowa Department of Human Services.  My office was down the hall from the offices of the treasurer, auditor, and recorder.  After I left that position, Governor Kim Reynolds became Clarke…

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Dems: New Changes to Iowa’s Natural Resources

This year, the Legislature worked on many bills relating to Iowa’s natural resources. One piece of legislation gives the State Forest Nursery more flexibility in pricing the seeds and plants they sell. The nursery provides good-quality native plant materials to the public at fair prices and will now be able to sell seeds in smaller…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 2, 2017

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 2, 2017

A new version of the June 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 6-1-17 In this edition: Workers’ Compensation Reform: What are Other States Doing? IEDA Tax Incentive Series: High Quality Jobs Program Legislature Increases School Funding by $40 Million Dollars The Future of RIIF…

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Dems: New Student Assessment Approval Process

The Department of Education is required to issue a new bid process for the assessment that Iowa will use in public schools, and the State Board of Education will evaluate and make a decision on which test to implement. The new law approved this year requires a new assessment to be approved by the State…

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Dems: Senators respond to DHS Director Palmer retirement

Senators Ragan and Mathis respond to the retirement of DHS Director Palmer.

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Dems: Appropriations – All-Bill Summary 2017 (with vetoes noted)

All funding-related bills passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed into law for 2017. The Governor vetoed some of the provisions in four of the bills. #ialegis #iagov #statefunding #appropriations

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Dems: Ways & Means – All-Bill Summary 2017

All tax-related bills passed by the Legislature & signed into law for 2017. #ialegis #iagov #taxes #statetaxes #revenue

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Dems: Veterans Affairs Committee – All-Bill Summary 2017

All veterans & service member-related bills passed by the Legislature & signed into law for 2017. #ialegis #iagov #iowanationalguard #military #veterans

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Dems: Transportation – All-Bill Summary 2017

All transportation-related bills passed by the Legislature & signed into law for 2017. #ialegis #iagov #roads #motorvehicles #transportation #bridges #drivers #roadwork

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