Tag Archives: Iowa legislative session 2021

Senator Joe Bolkcom: “This Bill Is A Shell Game”

Senator Bolkcom’s closing comments in committee on SSB 1253, a $152 million dollar property tax increase approved with only Republican votes.

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Blue Statehouse Alert Live: Reproductive Health

Click here to sign up for Blue Statehouse alerts from Iowa House Democrats. “They are after infertility treatments. They are after birth control. They have been after not allowing a woman to make her own choices about reproduction.” – Rep. … Continue reading

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Can Iowa Accomplish Redistricting Without Republican Shenanigans?

Every ten years the state redraws legislative and congressional district maps. Senator Zach Wahls discussed the process at the Johnson County League of Women Voters legislative forum.  Also present were, Democrats Joe Bolkcom, Mary Mascher, Christina Bohannan, Dave Jacoby, and … Continue reading

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Bolkcom: Iowa Republicans “Settling Scores”

The League of Women Voters of Johnson County hosted a legislative forum this weekend.   Present are Representatives Kevin Kinney, Mary Mascher, Joe Bolkcom, Dave Jacoby, Christina Bohannan and Zach Wahls.  Bobby Kaufmann was absent. Great discussion plus questions.  Sobering … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans To Defund The Public Schools

Action alert from Progress Iowa – Public education funding is at risk. Will you help us tell Iowa senators that public tax dollars should stay in public schools? SF 159, the legislation for school vouchers, has been rushed through committees … Continue reading

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Reynolds To Use Tax Dollars For Private Schools

Statement from Progress Iowa on Reynolds Condition of the State address Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Kim Reynolds’ condition of the state address, delivered Tuesday evening: Governor … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Leader Wahls’ 2021 Opening Day Speech

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the first day of the 2021 session. Before I begin, I ask all Senators in the Chamber, as well as staff, lobbyists, and other members of the public, to rise as you are able … Continue reading

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Advocate Now For Legislative Issues In January

And now a word from senator Rob Hogg: Dear Iowans: The Iowa Legislature convenes January 11. What do you want the Legislature to do in 2021? One immediate need is to help Iowans with food assistance. Last week, Senator-Elect Sarah … Continue reading

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