Saturday, January 24, 2015

House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

A public hearing scheduled Monday at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding pla ...

Superintendents Survey: Branstad Education Plan will Result in Fired Teachers, Overcrowed Classrooms

If approved, Governor Branstad’s education budget will hurt Iowa’s k12 schools, according to a survey of Iowa’s sup ...

Request for Public Hearing on Republican School Funding Plan

A group of lawmakers requested a special public hearing today at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on R ...

Governor Requests 9% Funding Increase for Himself

An analysis from the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency shows Governor Branstad’s budget for next year includ ...

Statement from Assistance House Minoirty Leader Ako Abdul-Samad on Condition of Judiciary

"Justice Cady is right. If we as Iowans continue to ignore the racial disparities of incarceration and sentencing, ...

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House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

A public hearing scheduled Monday at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans has been scheduled in a committee room that isn’t big enough to hold legislators and the public. “The public hearing is for legislat ...

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Superintendents Survey: Branstad Education Plan will Result in Fired Teachers, Overcrowed Classrooms

Superintendents Survey: Branstad Education Plan will Result in Fired Teachers, Overcrowed Classrooms

If approved, Governor Branstad’s education budget will hurt Iowa’s k12 schools, according to a survey of Iowa’s superintendents. “Superintendents told us the governor’s budget will send our schools in the wrong direction, resulting in fired teachers, ...

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Request for Public Hearing on Republican School Funding Plan

Request for Public Hearing on Republican School Funding Plan

A group of lawmakers requested a special public hearing today at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans. “The Republican plan isn’t good enough. We’ve already heard from many school leaders that it will short ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 11-15-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 11-15-15

    The 2015 Iowa Legislature kicked off the 110 day session on Monday this week.   As the leader of House Democrats, I’m proud to lead the most diverse caucus under the golden dome this year that is a true reflection of the people of Iowa. ...

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Governor Requests 9% Funding Increase for Himself

Governor Requests 9% Funding Increase for Himself

An analysis from the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency shows Governor Branstad’s budget for next year includes a 9.1% increase for his own office. “Governor Branstad should be embarrassed. A 9% increase for his own office but only 1% for our s ...

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Iowa House Forums List, 1-14-15

Iowa House Forums List, 1-14-15

Here are the list of the Iowa House Democrats forums. CLICK TO ENLARGE ...

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Statement from Assistance House Minoirty Leader Ako Abdul-Samad on Condition of Judiciary

Statement from Assistance House Minoirty Leader Ako Abdul-Samad on Condition of Judiciary

"Justice Cady is right. If we as Iowans continue to ignore the racial disparities of incarceration and sentencing, we are compromising our judicial system and our way of life. Justice Cady has challenged Iowa’s judicial branch to produce systemic cha ...

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