Posts Tagged ‘ Featured ’

Dems: CHARTS: K-12 School Funding Vs. Iowa Corporate Tax Credits

February 7, 2018

The first chart shows the dramatic rise in business tax credits the chart while the below chart shows several years the dramatic decline in per pupil funding.  

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Dems: 105 Iowa Public Schools Closed as GOP School Funding Hits Another Record Low

February 6, 2018

Des Moines, IA — A new analysis of public school buildings released today found 105 public schools have closed since Republicans took over the Iowa House. For seven of the last eight years, GOP lawmakers have provided the lowest increases in public sch...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Putting Iowans First

January 29, 2018

Over the last year, I’ve traveled to every corner of the state to listen and learn what’s important to Iowans. I’ve learned that Iowans don’t ask for much and they are also extremely tired of politics as usual. They just want a decent paying job and th...

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Dems: Iowa Democratic Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018

        Iowa Democratic Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan Focus On Improving Lives for Everyday Iowans Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First. The plan was developed by lawmakers to...

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Dems: Opening Day Remarks by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

January 8, 2018

2018 Legislative Session: Opening Day Comments Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith To watch the full video of Representative’s Smith’s remarks go to: https://www.facebook.com/representativemarksmith/videos/1548648385172057/ Thank you, M...

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Dems: State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

September 29, 2017

Des Moines, Iowa – In a letter sent to lawmakers and the Governor today, State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald raised new questions about Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to borrow from the state’s economic emergency fund to close the state’s books. State Representative Chris Hall, D-Sioux City & Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, called on…

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Dems: Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

September 26, 2017

Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today sent a letter to State Auditor Mary Mosiman requesting a special audit on the closing of the 2017 Fiscal Year (FY). “On June 30th, the state was $104 million short of closing the books with a balanced…

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Dems: Memo to Reporters: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess

September 19, 2017

MEMO To: Iowa Statehouse Reporters From: Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: September 19, 2017 Re: Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess While the state’s fiscal year ended back in June, lawmakers are still waiting to see if Gov. Reynolds will be forced to call us back…

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Dems: Dr. Phil Miller Takes Seat in the Iowa House

August 24, 2017

Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield was officially sworn in to the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon in a special ceremony at the State Capitol with State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald. “I’m honored to be a State Representative for the people of Davis, Jefferson, and Van Buren Counties. It’s humbling to follow in the footsteps…

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Dems: Dr. Phil Miller Wins Special Election in House District 82

August 9, 2017

STATEMENT FROM IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH “Congratulations to Dr. Phil Miller on tonight’s decisive victory in Southeast Iowa. Dr. Miller will be a strong voice for the people of his district next session. His victory shows the people of Iowa are tired of divisive politics. They expect us to work together to create…

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