Rebalancing Iowa’s Outdated Collective Bargaining Law

Rep. Steve Holt gives his closing comments on House File 291, which will rebalance Iowa’s outdated law on collective bargaining:

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A Win for Taxpayers

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A Win for Taxpayers

Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws.  On Thursday afternoon, both the House and Senate passed House File 291 and sent it the Governor, where we expect him to sign the bill into law.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 16, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

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Caucus Newsletter 2-16-17

In this Edition:

  • Revenue Estimating- How Other States Do it and How This Critical Process Can Be Improved
  • Governor’s Computer Science Bill Under Consideration
  • Iowa’s Community Colleges Boost Iowa’s Economy
  • Alcoholic Beverage Division Completes Comprehensive Review

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP

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Caucus Staff Analysis – February 15, 2017

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Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:

HF 291 Bill Analysis

HF 291 Republican Amendment

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Collective Bargaining: Fact vs. Fiction

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Collective Bargaining: Fact vs. Fiction

Each legislative session is governed by a set of deadlines that help keep the session on pace and give necessary structure to our work. There are two funnels each session, the first of which is March 3. In order to meet these impending deadlines and respect the full legislative process, we have to work quickly on legislation we want to get accomplished this year.

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Rebalancing the Scales

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Rebalancing the Scales

We fulfilled our commitment last week of setting Supplemental State Aid within the first 30 days of session.  This provides school districts with the certainty they need to begin planning their budgets for next school year.  Thank you to the Senate and the Governor for their shared commitment in getting this done in a timely manner.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 9, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

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Caucus Newsletter-2-9-17

In this Edition:

  • What is, and is not, happening in Chapter 20 Reform
  • What Iowa law Provides for New Revenue in Fiscal Year 2018
  • How Are Other State Budgets Fairing in Fiscal Year 2017?
  • Overview of Iowa’s Certificate of Need Process

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP

 

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Expanding the Focus

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Expanding the Focus

As we wrap up our fourth full week of session, our attention remains steady on setting Supplemental School Aid (SSA), and the broader school funding conversation. As stated in last week’s newsletter, House Republicans want to expand the discussion beyond percentages, and keep other key issues at the forefront such as allowing for more flexibility, resolving inequities, and creating certainty for schools. Read more »

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More Flexibility

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More Flexibility

Ever since I’ve served in the Iowa House, one of my favorite days during the legislative session is when FFA students come to visit.  On Tuesday, the entire Capitol was flooded with kids in blue jackets from all over the state, visiting with their elected officials!  I was lucky enough to have a chance to meet with some of the students from the Tall Corn FFA Chapter.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 2, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

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Caucus Newsletter-2-2-17

In this edition:

  • How Iowa’s Ending Balance Has Been Used
  • Legislative Budget Work Now Turns to FY 2018, As Size of Budget Pie is Set
  • Adjusting Iowa’s Tax Credits is Not A Quick Fix
  • Insurance Coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Treatment
  • House Moves Forward on $40 Million New Dollars for Schools

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

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