Saturday, April 25, 2015

Republicans Refuse to Debate Anti-Bullying Bill

Republicans refused to debate the anti-bullying bill today in the Iowa House.  The bill was originally proposed by ...

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year Web Page Launched on School Funding Crisis ...

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early Des Moines, Iowa – Instead of working to reach comp ...

House Approves Uber and other Transportation Network Companies

Uber is the most well-known example of a transportation network company (TNC) which allows customers to find rides ...

Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

A non-partisan group of budget experts met last week and they continue to be optimistic about Iowa’s economy, with ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking April 16-April 22

Weekly Bill Tracking April 16-April 22

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr.16 – Wed. Apr.22, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 624         Beginning Farmer Tax Credits. Increases the beginning farmer tax credit from 12 months to 24 months. (passed House 93-2) t ...

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Republicans Refuse to Debate Anti-Bullying Bill

Republicans Refuse to Debate Anti-Bullying Bill

Republicans refused to debate the anti-bullying bill today in the Iowa House.  The bill was originally proposed by Governor Branstad and was approved on a bi-partisan 43-7 vote in the Iowa Senate last month. “After three years, I’m disappointed that ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-21-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 4-21-15

Despite our efforts to compromise, the school funding crisis hit another unfortunate milestone this week as schools were forced to set their budget for the upcoming school year without knowing how much money they will get from the state. Iowans are j ...

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219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year Web Page Launched on School Funding Crisis According to a survey of Iowa Superintendents, at least 219 teachers will receive pink slips this month and another 332 school positio ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking April 9-April 15

Weekly Bill Tracking April 9-April 15

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr.9 – Wed. Apr.15, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 583         Effluent from Animal Truck Wash Facilities. Tightens regulations on livestock truck washes by moving them into the animal feeding ...

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House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early Des Moines, Iowa – Instead of working to reach compromise and resolve the school funding crisis, House Republicans scrapped debate today and sent many of their members home early for the ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking April 2-April 8

Weekly Bill Tracking April 2-April 8

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Apr.2 – Wed. Apr.8, 2015 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF     Agriculture HF 529         Drainage District Notifications. Makes changes to notice requirements relating to mergers of drainage districts, competitive ...

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