Sunday, February 7, 2016

Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if  State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

According to a new survey, over 90% of school administrators said another year of stagnant state funding would lead ...

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Governor’s Condition of the State Address

"House Democrats believe it’s time for us to work together to make education the top priority of the Legislature ag ...

2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Legislative Session: Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Welcome back to all of you. And le ...

Lawmakers Request Oversight Investigation on Misconduct in Medicaid Privatization

After new allegations surfaced yesterday about improper political influence during the award process for privatizin ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month & Helpline Changes

To help raise awareness, October has been designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The purpose is to mourn tho ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Making Public Schools 1st Again

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, Making Public Schools 1st Again

The annual debate over public schools started up in the Iowa House again this week and Iowans will likely have a sense a déjà vu. Republicans in the House took a bill sent over from the Senate last year (Republicans are a year late following the law) ...

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Weekly Press Conference- January 21st, 2016

Weekly Press Conference- January 21st, 2016

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Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if  State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

According to a new survey, over 90% of school administrators said another year of stagnant state funding would lead to higher class sizes in their own school. “Iowa’s local educators have told us, again, how underfunding local schools is limiting the ...

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Weekly Press Conference – January 14, 2016

Weekly Press Conference – January 14, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq4bWjJ2hqY&feature=youtu.be ...

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Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Governor’s Condition of the State Address

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Governor’s Condition of the State Address

"House Democrats believe it’s time for us to work together to make education the top priority of the Legislature again and make sure no Iowan falls through the cracks in the Governor’s rush to privatize Medicaid. I agree with Governor Branstad that w ...

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2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Legislative Session: Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Welcome back to all of you. And let me first say congratulations to you Madam Speaker and Leader Hagenow. I look forward to working with both of you this session. Last y ...

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Veteran Pat Ritter Announces Run for House District 55

Veteran Pat Ritter Announces Run for House District 55

Today, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and West Union attorney Pat Ritter announced he will run for State Representative in House District 55, which includes parts of Winneshiek, Fayette, and Clayton Counties. "In the Marines, I learned how to work through ...

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