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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 19

February 19, 2015
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 19

A new February 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-19-2015 In this edition: Economic Indicators, Revenue Give Mixed Signals on Regional Economy House Republicans Approve Online Schools Bill School Funding Discussion Continues Zero-Based Budgeting Bill Passes House State Government

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 13

February 13, 2015
GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 13

The fifth week of the legislative session proved to be a productive one that will strengthen Iowa’s middle-class families and small businesses. I’m happy to report that the first bill sent to the Governor this session will provide approximately $100 million in tax relief for the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa. As I discussed in my…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: A Step in the Right Direction

February 13, 2015
GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  A Step in the Right Direction

This week the House passed the first bill off the floor that was sent to the governor for his consideration. Senate File 126 passed the House unanimously and it is a great way to start the 2015 session. Generally, the bill updates the Iowa tax code to match tax changes made by the federal government…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 12

February 12, 2015
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 12

A new February 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-12-2015 In this edition: January Revenue Figures Fall Raising Concerns Iowa’s Reserve Funds and Ending Balance – An Explanation School Start Date Bill Moves Forward Medicaid Asset Verification Bill Passes House Committee Right-to-Work a Hot Topic in…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 6

February 6, 2015
GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – February 6

With the conclusion of the fourth week of the legislative session, our committees have been working hard on reviewing and passing policies that benefit Iowa families. I’d like to take this opportunity to update you on a few pieces of legislation that are currently working their way through the House. The first bill filed in…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Mission Focused, Warrior Ready

February 6, 2015
GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Mission Focused, Warrior Ready

This week the Legislature invited Maj. Gen. Tim Orr, the adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard, to deliver his annual Condition of the Guard address.  As Maj. Gen. Orr reported, the Iowa Guard “continues to be Mission Focused and Warrior Ready.” In his speech, Maj. Gen. Orr highlighted the effectiveness of the Home Base…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 5

February 5, 2015
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 5

A new February 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 2-5-2015 In this edition: Budget Comparison Shows K-12 Education Remains State’s Top Funding Priority Governor Unveils Broadband Proposal Public Safety Committee Discusses Synthetic Drug Laws

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Checks and Balances

January 30, 2015
GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Checks and Balances

In my opening day speech, I stated that while we want government to do less, we also want it to do much better.  One area where I believe everyone agrees government can do better is in the building of our new state prison in Ft. Madison. In 2005, two prisoners escaped our state’s only maximum…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 23

January 23, 2015
GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – January 23

Week two of the legislative session is under our belts and our committees have quickly gotten down to business. One of the issues we committed to addressing immediately when this legislative session began, was the amount of funding that will be provided to our K-12 schools for the 2015-2016 school year. This week, the House…

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GOP: The Paulsen Perspective: Iowa’s Greatest Investment

January 23, 2015
GOP: The Paulsen Perspective:  Iowa’s Greatest Investment

As a parent I have firsthand knowledge that we all want the best for our kids. The same can be said for legislators in Des Moines — as we work on school funding, we are constantly keeping the best interest of Iowa’s students in mind. Part of the balance of setting Supplemental State Aid (the…

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