House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 11, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 1-11-18

In this edition:

  • Governor Reynolds Reveals Budget Proposal for FY 2019
  • Governor Establishes Education Priorities
  • Federal Rule Change Expands Access to Association Plans
  • Opioid Epidemic Evaluation Study Committee Releases Report
  • Condition of the State – Tax Plans Highlights
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Speaker Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Welcome back to the Iowa House!

It has been 262 days since we adjourned the 2017 session. Normally, that would sound like a long time, but today it sure feels short.

In those 262 days, we have done exactly what was intended of this citizen legislature. We went home to our families, we went to work and we spent time with our communities.  Most importantly, we spent time listening.

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Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Thank you Madam Speaker.

Madam Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. It is my great honor to welcome you back to the Statehouse as we continue the historic work of the 87th General Assembly.

With the first day of each session comes excitement and anticipation.  But, this year, it also comes with reflection as we remember two of our members whom we will greatly miss – Representative Greg Forristall and Representative Curt Hanson.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their families and may we never forget their honorable service to our great state.

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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

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

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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

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

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – October 2, 2017

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

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

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

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