Iowa Veterans Home to Study PTSD

The House recently passed Senate File 2245, a bill requiring the Iowa Veterans Home to initiate and coordinate a posttraumatic stress (PTSD) dual diagnosis treatment program study.

The study will include finding information on: funding sources, program structure, program requirements, the need for such a program in Iowa, focus on the establishment of a dual diagnosis program for individuals seeking treatment for service-connected posttraumatic stress, and substance abuse. The bill requires that the committee deliver the report to the general assembly and the governor by January 15, 2013.
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News Briefing-Friday, April 6, 2012

  • Branstad would sign EITC to get property tax deal: REGISTER
  • AFL-CIO leader: Manufacturing industry expanding: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Budget expert says UNI should use reserves to cover deficit: WCF COURIER
  • Traffic camera ban stalls in Senate: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Lawmakers call for review of how death threat at Capitol was handled: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Push to defund Planned Parenthood in Iowa: RADIO IOWA
  • Iowa water quality rule enacted in 2010 upheld: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Auditor releases special report on IASB: RADIO IOWA
  • Iowa factory employment up 1% in 2011, Cedar Rapids number 1: GAZETTE
  • Natural gas prices continue to drop: RADIO IOWA
  • Branstad pondering endorsement: SCJOURNAL
  • Legislature moving toward final education reform proposal: RADIO IOWA
  • Branstad signs measure toughening porn law: QC TIMES
  • Dallas County is 7th-fastest growing in US: REGISTER
  • Advocate needs an independent voice: REGISTER
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Session 2012 Must Do: Property Tax Reform


This week the House worked through several important bills as we work our way through the 2012 session.

As we’re nearing the end of the session, one major issue that Iowans have asked us to address is property tax reform and relief, which the Senate still has not taken up. The looming property tax increase that is facing Iowans has yet to be acted upon by the Senate. Before the Legislature adjourns for the year, we must take up a bill that prevents this increase.
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