Posts Tagged ‘ 2018 Session Information ’

Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 88 Lanny Hillyard

October 4, 2018
Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 88 Lanny Hillyard

Lanny Hillyard Iowa House District 88 Information Mediapolis Website: https://www.hillyardforiowahouse.com Lanny Hillyard, former Purina Animal Nutrition Sales Manager, husband, and father community leader and volunteer, announced today that he plans t...

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Dems: Weight Limit Lifted on Roads for Iowa Farmers

September 24, 2018
Dems: Weight Limit Lifted on Roads for Iowa Farmers

As harvest season in Iowa approaches, highways tend to get busier and more agriculture products need to be moved. Starting on September 15th the transportation of corn, hay, straw, silage, and stover are allowed to travel overweight without the need fo...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Medicaid Privatization Problems Grow

September 21, 2018
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Medicaid Privatization Problems Grow

 While session ended last spring, we continue to hear many stories from Iowans that Medicaid privatization keeps getting worse, not better. We’ve heard from Iowans who have been denied critical care and essential medical equipment like walkers and whee...

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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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