Posts Tagged ‘ 2018 Session Information ’

Dems: University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

September 21, 2018
Dems: University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

The Iowa Board of Regents has given initial approval of plans to ask lawmakers for more state resources next year as well as close several centers due to state budget cuts. The Regents also approved a request for several center closures including five ...

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Dems: State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

September 20, 2018
Dems: State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

In recent years, the total dollar amount of state tax credits to corporations has increased substantially and left the state with steep budget cuts and more debt.  During the same time, investment in critical state services, like public schools and hea...

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Dems: Vaccines for College Students

August 23, 2018
Dems: Vaccines for College Students

Vaccines are important all year long, but especially as students of all ages go back to school or college. While most parents are aware of the vaccinations needed for their child to start school as a kindergartener, it is important to remember that col...

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Dems: Deer Hunting Licenses

August 22, 2018
Dems: Deer Hunting Licenses

Deer hunting licenses for Iowa residents went on sale on August 15th through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Iowa residents are eligible for one any deer license for a gun season, one any deer license for archery season, and one county spec...

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Dems: Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter Regulations

August 21, 2018
Dems: Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter Regulations

The Iowa Supreme court upheld an injunction from a district court judge and put a hold on new controversial early voting restrictions and misleading advertising by the Iowa Secretary of State. The Supreme Court blocked provisions of the legislation tha...

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 6 Rita DeJong

July 5, 2018
Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 6 Rita DeJong

Rita DeJong Iowa House District 6 Information Sioux City Website: https://www.ritaforiowa.com/   Rita DeJong is a community leader, mother of two, wife, lifelong Iowan, and former educator from Sioux City. Rita has lived and worked in Northwest Io...

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Dems: New Laws Taking Effect July 1

June 27, 2018
Dems: New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Iowans should be aware of several changes we made to Iowa law beginning on July 1 that could impact their lives. This year, we worked together to expand the mental health system in Iowa, protect victims of gas pump and ATM skimming devices, and took a ...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

June 1, 2018
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

In the closing hours of the 2018 session, Republicans rushed through a massive $2.8 billion tax bill with little time to let anyone review the bill or get input from Iowans.  This week, Governor Reynolds signed the bill in to law. Before session began,...

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Dems: Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

May 28, 2018
Dems: Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to thank and support Iowa’s veterans and their families for the services and sacrifices they’ve made for our state and country. Several bills were passed and sent to the Governor this session that will assist v...

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Dems: Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

May 26, 2018
Dems: Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” devices attached to gas pumps and ATM’s. Senate File 2177 gives consumers that seek credit freezes more options. The bill prohibits fees...

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