House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 14, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 12-14-17

In this edition:

  • Revenue Estimating Conference Leaves FY 2018 Unchanged, Small Revision to FY 2019
  • Iowa’s High School Graduation Rate Still Top in the Nation
  • Latest Iowa School Report Card Released
  • Managed Care Transition Update

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

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Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement following today’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) meeting:

“Iowa’s economy continues to grow but at a slower rate than originally anticipated.  Agriculture plays a large part in our economy and when corn is selling for $3 per bushel, it’s going to have a significant effect on the budget like we’re seeing now.  This is not unique to Iowa and many surrounding states are dealing with this challenge as well.

While revenue estimates can be unpredictable, House Republicans are not.  We will continue to live within our means  and pass a responsible budget that funds Iowans’ priorities.”

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House GOP Pension Leader Issues Statement on Potential Legislation

Pettengill:  There is no threat to IPERS

(DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn), Co-Chair of the House-Senate Public Retirement Systems Committee, issued the following statement regarding legislation related to IPERS and other public retirement systems:

“As Co-Chair of the Public Retirement Systems Committee, I can assure Iowans that there is no threat to IPERS or any other pension system next session.  IPERS is well managed and remains one of the most sound pension systems in the country.

House Republicans are committed to protecting the retirement security of all public pension beneficiaries, and will not advance any legislation that alters pensions next session.  Suggestions by Democrats that changes are coming to IPERS, or any of Iowa’s public pension systems, are self-serving and false.

The fear mongering tactics being used by Democrats to scare retirees are disgusting.”

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – November 30, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 11-30-17

In this edition:

  • Contingent Liabilities Report Shows Decrease in Tax Credits Issued, Claimed in FY 2017
  • Education Spending in Iowa Model for the Nation
  • Medical Cannabidiol to be Produced in Des Moines
  • Sales Tax Increase Possible on Ballot in March for Polk County Voters

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepulicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.  The last newsletter of the 2017 interim will be published on Dec. 14

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – October 26, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 10-26-2017

In this edition:

  • October REC forecast calls for revenue growth in FY 2018, 2019, but a slower pace
  • Future Ready Iowa Alliance Recommendations Released
  • Second Union Recertification Election Results
  • Have a Delightful, Not Frightful Halloween

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – October 12, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 10-12-2017

In this edition:

  • Sound Familiar? Minnesota closes budget gap after the end of FY 2017
  • Regents Delay Decision on 2018/19 Tuition
  • Register’s Property Tax Article Contains Major Errors
  • Dog Training Programs in Iowa’s Prisons

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – October 2, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 10-2-2017

In this edition:

  • Iowa Budget – A Six Year Review
  • Iowa Stopgap Measure Update
  • Regents Universities Reveal Long Awaited Savings
  • Attorney General Joins Partisan Federal Lawsuit

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – September 14, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 9-14-17

  • Iowa Teacher Salaries Improving Annually
  • Cannabidiol Access May be Delayed Because of Attorney General’s Recommendation
  • What is Really Happening with Overtime Compensation for State Employees?
  • Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund, or Regents Infrastructure Fund?
  • On Shaky Ground – Sales Tax on Amazon Purchases

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – August 31, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 8-31-17

In this edition:

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Is Still a Work in Progress and Why That’s a Good Thing for Iowans
  • IPERS Sees Large Investment Return Performance
  • The State Has to Backfill TIF?
  • Biggest Income Tax Credit in Iowa? The Earned Income Tax Credit

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

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2018 Legislative Page Program

Each year the Iowa General Assembly employs Iowa high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as Pages for the legislative session.

The duties of Legislative Pages varies slightly, but they generally provide valuable assistance to legislators and legislative staff.  Tasks include running the chamber switchboard, delivering messages, distributing legislation, assisting committee chairpersons and sorting amendments. Pages are paid and many schools offer class credit for a student’s work in the Legislature.

House Republicans are encouraging interested students to apply for the 2018 Page program to see their state government in action and receive an invaluable experience.

The application for the 2018 Legislative Page Program is due no later than Friday, October 6, 2017.

2018 Legislative Page Application Packet (Read this first)

2018 Legislative Page Online Application

Legislative Page Checklist

 

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