Tag Archives: Iowa legislature 2018

2018 Iowa Legislature In Review

Spirit of Citizenship 2018 2018 Legislature in Review By State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids Find bills at http://www.legis.iowa.gov More Damage to Iowa’s Working Families, Health Care, Women’s Health, Seniors, Students, Public Safety, and Natural Resources After the devastation … Continue reading

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Thanks, Iowa Republicans

Iowa Senate Democrats:  “The 2018 Iowa Republican tax bill (Senate File 2417) will make Iowa’s budget mess permanent in order to give hundreds of millions to wealthy Iowans and out-of-state corporations and individuals.”   Here is a link to the … Continue reading

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Three Key Issues Where You Can Still Make A Difference In This Session

Action alert from Rob Hogg: This is a quick email update to urge you to speak up over the next 48 hours with Governor Reynolds and legislators about three key issues where you can still make a difference in the … Continue reading

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Why The Farm Bill Was Drafted In Secret

Action Alert from Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) The House’s draft of the Farm Bill is nothing short of a disaster. Members of Congress have turned their backs on our independent farmers and everyday people. Tell your representative to throw … Continue reading

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Joe Bolkcom: Adjournment Looms “Not Pretty”

From Senator Joe Bolkcom’s newsletter: Yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee met twice to consider seven budget bills. The GOP-led committee had less than 24 hours to review the bills, and the public had zero opportunity to offer input. Rotten process. … Continue reading

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Zach Wahls: “It Is Our Responsibility To Take Care Of Our State”

Published with permission from the Spring 2018 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The Prairie Progressive is  funded entirely by reader subscription,  available only in hard copy for $12/yr.  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City … Continue reading

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How GOP Bill Takes From Public Schools To Benefit Rich People’s Kids

“34,000 non public school students v. half a million public school students..”

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Action Items For This Week To Stop As Many Bad Things As Possible

Action alert from Rob Hogg – Thanks to your help, we stopped several bad ideas this year: (1) a bill to end IPERS as we know it (SF45); (2) a bill to wipe out Iowa’s permit system for guns (SF2016); (3) … Continue reading

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Action Alert: GOP Will Bring Up 6 Week Abortion Ban Thursday

Action alert from the Iowa Statehouse Progressive Network GOP To Bring Up 6 Week Abortion Ban Thursday @ 2 pm Yesterday, Republicans said their dangerous bill to ban abortion after 6 weeks was dead. Today, they found a new way … Continue reading

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Republican “Dirty Dozen” Bills Pending in Iowa Legislature

Action Alert from Senator Rob Hogg – If you want to speak up about any of these bills, you can find contact information for House members, including committee membership, at http://www.legis.iowa.gov. We are dealing with lots of bad bills coming … Continue reading

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