Posts Tagged ‘ 2017 Session Information ’

Dems: Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

January 20, 2017

A new survey of Iowa Superintendents has found that about 2/3 of them will be forced to raise class size, cut teachers, and reduce opportunities for students if lawmakers approve a 2% or lower increase in basic school funding. “Nearly every school leader surveyed said the state has invested too little to make sure our…

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Dems: 2017 Session: Opening Day Remarks

January 9, 2017

2017 Session Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Thank you, Madam Speaker. Let me begin my remarks with a humble congratulations to you and your colleagues because the voters of Iowa have entrusted you with the governance of this state. I like the scripture in Isaiah that says, “He gives power to those…

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

January 8, 2017

Warning: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse The 2017 Legislative session starts on Monday and Iowans should know there’s trouble ahead. Swept into office with political outsider Trump, Iowa Republicans now control every branch of state government. While many Iowans are tuned into DC, the situation here at the State Capitol should is just as alarming.…

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Dems: House Democrats Select 2017 Committee Assignments

December 20, 2016

House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown today announced committee assignments and appointed the Ranking Members of House Committees for the 2017 legislative session. “House Democrats have assembled a strong team to lead committees and keep the 2017 session focused on improving the lives of regular Iowans and building a strong middle class,” said Smith.…

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