Funnel Week Approaching

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Funnel Week Approaching

With funnel week fast approaching, committee work took the focus this week to make sure that key legislation continues to stay alive.  The legislative “funnel” is a rule that requires bills to receive approval from at least one committee to remain eligible for consideration.  If a bill fails to advance out of committee, it is considered dead until next session begins.  I’ll have more information on bills that survived the funnel in next week’s newsletter.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 23, 2017

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

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Caucus Newsletter 2-23-17

In this edition:

  • Budget Season Approaches
  • Bills on the Move in Education
  • Large Majority of Iowan’s Support Election Integrity Law
  • Veteran’s Trust Fund Assisting with Housing Needs
  • Water Quality Improvement Financing Measure Introduced

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

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Rebalancing Iowa’s Outdated Collective Bargaining Law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 Steve Holt gives his closing comments on House File 291, which will rebalance Iowa’s outdated law on collective bargaining: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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