Tag Archives: Iowa legislature 2015

This Week On The Fallon Forum: House Rural Caucus Update

Ed talks about the Pipeline Walk with State Rep. Dan Kelley today at 11:00 a.m. Also, State Reps. Bruce Bearinger and Sally Stutsman discuss the House Rural Caucus – Catch the Fallon Forum live on Monday from 11:00 am – … Continue reading

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What Is Wage Theft?

It’s happening in Iowa.

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Rally At The Capitol To Raise The Minimum Wage

raisethewageiowa.com/ TUESDAY: Rally to Raise the Wage Statewide coalition of small businesses, faith leaders, community organizations to rally in support of a minimum wage increase on Tuesday at Noon Des Moines, IA — Raise the Wage Iowa, a statewide coalition … Continue reading

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Branstad No Friend Of Public Schools

by Molly Regan For those of us who reaped the benefits of a superb public school experience, I know we all wish that could be the same for Iowa’s children now. But, it appears Iowa legislators Linda Miller, Ross Paustian, … Continue reading

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Iowa Dogs In Puppy Mills Need SF 168

Here is an Action Alert from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals: Thanks to Sen. Matt McCoy, a bill has been introduced into the state senate which will help provide protections to the 15,000 adult dogs in Iowa’s 220 puppy mills. … Continue reading

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Notice Of Public Hearing On HF 80

Iowa Legislature Public Hearings Legislative Services Agency – Legislative Information Office – http://www.legis.iowa.gov HF 80 – A bill for an act establishing the state percent of growth and including effective date provisions. (Formerly HSB 58) Sponsored by the Education Committee … Continue reading

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Iowa Superintendents Reject Branstad Education Budget

 

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Iowa House Democrats Rank High In Gender Equity

Gender Disparity in State Houses There is still much work to be done if women are to achieve overall gender equity in representative democracy leadership. House Minority Leader Mark Smith put out an e-newsletter that announced a remarkable statistic. For … Continue reading

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What If The Governor Gave A Speech And Nobody Cared?

“Vice President Joe Biden often says ‘Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.’ The Governor’s budget is a perfect example of Iowa values not being reflected in a state budget,” … Continue reading

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Iowa Legislative Session 2015: Democrats Advocate For Kids, Environment, Rural Broadband

According to WHO-TV there are several pre-filed bills already waiting  including a bill that would ban phone calls while driving: “The Department of Public Safety is suggesting legislation to update the texting ban. It would make it illegal for you … Continue reading

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