Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Republican Voter Suppression Bill Advances

A controversial bill that will make it harder over for 200,000 Iowans to vote is expected to pass the Iowa House th ...

First Funnel 2017: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 3rd, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligi ...

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt; Do you have Unclaimed Property?

Every year, there are millions of dollars turned into the State Treasurer’s office as lost or abandoned property. T ...

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans will stop at nothing to reward corporate special interests while ignoring the hard-working Iowans in th ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 16 – Wed. Mar. 22, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 16 – Wed. Mar. 22, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 16 – Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture SF 447          CAFO Nuisance Excemption.  Creates a permanent nuisance category for confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and caps damag ...

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Inside the Iowa House: Special Interests First

Inside the Iowa House: Special Interests First

The 2017 Iowa Legislature just passed the halfway mark. What we’ve learned so far from the Republican majority is deeply troubling. Instead of focusing on the priorities of Iowans, they are passing the priorities of the special interests. They aren’t ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 9 – Wed. Mar. 15, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 9 – Wed. Mar. 15, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 9 – Wed. Mar. 15, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF   Agriculture HF 440         Extension Council Expense Reports.  HF 440 Provides extension councils an additional month to prepare expense reports. (passed H ...

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Republican Voter Suppression Bill Advances

Republican Voter Suppression Bill Advances

A controversial bill that will make it harder over for 200,000 Iowans to vote is expected to pass the Iowa House this week. The legislation has been pushed by Republican lawmakers despite opposition from local election officials and voting rights adv ...

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Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 2 – Wed. Mar. 8, 2017

Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. Mar. 2 – Wed. Mar. 8, 2017

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. Mar. 2 – Wed. Mar. 8, 2017 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Agriculture HF 469         Soil and Water Commissioner Election.  Allows that two of five soil and water conservation commissioners may reside in the same township ...

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First Funnel 2017: List of Eligible Bills

First Funnel 2017: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 3rd, the Legislature hit the first 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 o ...

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Great Iowa Treasure Hunt; Do you have Unclaimed Property?

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt; Do you have Unclaimed Property?

Every year, there are millions of dollars turned into the State Treasurer’s office as lost or abandoned property. This property comes in the form of safe deposit box items, dormant financial accounts, unclaimed utility refunds, uncashed checks, stock ...

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