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

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News Briefing

Branstad signs nearly $118 million in state budget adjustments:  SCJOURNAL
Legislators to hold public hearing on K-12 education funding:  REGISTER
Roadside solicitation change urged in Iowa:  GLOBEGAZETTE
One year after fatal crash, family, friends remember Sarah Root:  DAILYNONPAREIL
Son of Iowa GOP chair wants to end political party checkoff:  QCTIMES
Iowa lawmakers may pay too little for state-provided health insurance:  REGISTER
Bill to regulate traffic enforcement cameras in Iowa advances out of committee:  GAZETTE
Senator asks for clarity on Iowa lieutenant governor succession:  SCJOURNAL
Medicaid management firm hopes for more money from Iowa under Gov. Reynolds:  REGISTER
Capitol Digest: Workplace drug testing:  WCFCOURIER
Carlisle sophomore advocates for lower voter registration age in Iowa:  REGISTER
Branstad, Chinese officials say longtime friendship will pay future benefits:  GAZETTE
GOP hypocrisy noted, but Democrats should not block Gorsuch:  OBRADOVICH
Impact of test scandal could reach 560 Iowa fire departments:  AP
Mitchell County Supervisors deny two hog confinement applications:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Prairie Meadows CEO takes home $200k bonus:  REGISTER
Iowa seeks to block governor’s deposition on firing of agent:  AP
A year later, 3 caucus candidates still owe $45,000 to Iowans:  REGISTER
Lawmakers told university economic development a good investment for Iowa:  GAZETTE
January the wettest since 1996, but less overall snow:  RADIOIOWA
Pork industry says not to worry about a bacon shortage:  AP