Dems: Weekly Bill Tracking, January 29th-February 4th, 2015

January 29-February 4, 2015 WEEKLY BILL TRACKING HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Administration and Rules HR 4 House Rules. These are the rules that govern legislative business in the House of Representatives. The rules are the same as last year. An amendment was considered to change rule 29 moving the date for individual bill requests back…

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Dems: House Democratic Forums, February 5th, 2015

Below is a list of the forums for House Democratic House members for the week of February 2nd-6th. http://iowahouse.org/pdf/2.4.15%20Iowa%20House%20Forums.pdf

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Dems: HF 139: School Funding Every Other Year

Status of Bill: On House Floor Committee: Education 13-9 Lead Democrats: Representative Steckman February 4, 2015 Floor Manager:  Representative Jorgensen Research Analyst:    David Epley  515-281-6367 david.epley@legis.iowa.gov Background Current law was established and signed by Governor Branstad in 1992.  (Note: In 1992, Governor Branstad was governor and the Legislature was controlled by Democrats.  It was…

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-4-15

Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 2-4-15

    One of the keys to building a strong middle class is providing more economic security to working families. Right now, there are over 306,000 Iowans earning the minimum wage who have not had a raise in nearly eight years. Over the last 30 years, the minimum wage has failed to keep up with…

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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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