Posts Tagged ‘ Featured ’

Dems: State Budget Remains Uncertain

April 19, 2018

The scheduled date of adjournment has come and gone for the Iowa Legislature, but there is still a lot of work that remains on the state’s budget. The Iowa House took the first step in getting the budget completed by passing five budgets out of the Hou...

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Dems: Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War

April 17, 2018

Iowa Lawmakers: Trump Administration Must Reverse Course on Tariffs, Trade War Democratic lawmakers in the Iowa House filed a resolution today calling on Iowa Republican elected officials to take immediate action and force the Trump Administration to r...

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Dems: Greater Flexibility in School Funding

April 14, 2018

The Iowa House made final touches on a bill to provide greater flexibility in the use of school funds. If signed by the Governor, the bill will allow the salary and benefits of security personnel, psychologists, licensed independent social workers, mas...

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Dems: Volunteers Needed for State Park Spring Clean-up

April 13, 2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) needs volunteers to help with state park spring cleaning. Throughout April and May, the DNR will be hosting volunteer days at parks around the state. Activities include picking up litter, planting trees an...

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Dems: Educators to Now Receive Suicide Prevention Training

April 12, 2018

The Governor has signed a bill that addresses suicide prevention training for educators. By July 1, 2019, school boards are now required to have one hour of nationally recognized training on suicide prevention and post intervention for all licensed sch...

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Dems: Controversial Gun Rights Constitutional Amendment Approved

April 11, 2018

A proposal to amend the state constitution to include firearms rights has moved closer to being on the ballot for a statewide vote from Iowans. The amendment states the right to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed and provides the highest level of j...

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Dems: Applications for Teacher of the Year

April 10, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine education. Nominations will be accepted from anyone, including students, parents,...

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Dems: Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

April 9, 2018

After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa has been signed into law. To fill critical gaps in the system, the new law will allow more Iowans to access mental health services and also pro...

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Dems: Tuition Rises Again after Budget Cuts

April 8, 2018

Students who plan on attending one of the state’s three public universities next year will be paying more money and taking on more debt to earn a degree. The Board of Regents (BOR) announced this week that they will be addressing a proposed tuition inc...

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Dems: Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, New Report Shows

April 7, 2018

According to a new report released by the State Ombudsman Office, there has been a 157% increase in Medicaid-related problems reported to the agency in 2017. Most of these complaints came from the members and providers involved in Home and Community Ba...

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