You will now have more security when headed to gas pumps and ATMs if a House bill is signed by the Governor. The legislation helps protect consumers from devices designed to skim or scan credit card numbers used at places like gas pumps and ATMs. Whi ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 15 – Wed. March 21, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations SF 2117 De-Appropriations. The agreed to de-appropriations budget reductions from the House Majority Party cut a total of $35.4 million fr ...Read More »
Under a bill passed by the Iowa House, Iowa schools are no longer allowed to do actions that humiliate or “shame” a student because they cannot pay for their meal. Those actions include: • Requiring the student to consume the meal at a table set asid ...Read More »
Iowa currently faces a skills gap. That’s because there are not enough workers possessing the needed skills for the jobs available. Right now, 55% of jobs available in Iowa are middle skill jobs. These jobs require more than a high school diploma but ...Read More »
Lawmakers Push for Answers on State Income Tax Refund Delays Iowa lawmakers sent a letter to the Reynolds Administration today to get more information for Iowans who have had their state income tax refunds delayed this year. “We’ve been contacted by ...Read More »
Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in April 2016, the results have been disastrous for Iowa. Iowan’s have been denied critical care, had their services drastically reduced or cut, and in some extreme cases, people have died from ...Read More »
On Friday, March 15, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House ...Read More »
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