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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More Flexibility

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More Flexibility

Ever since I’ve served in the Iowa House, one of my favorite days during the legislative session is when FFA students come to visit.  On Tuesday, the entire Capitol was flooded with kids in blue jackets from all over the state, visiting with their elected officials!  I was lucky enough to have a chance to meet with some of the students from the Tall Corn FFA Chapter.

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News Briefing

Iowa Senate Republicans back education funding bill:  AP
Iowa Senate passes abortion-funding restriction:  SCJOURNAL
Sen. Ernst talks about bills focused on Planned Parenthood, Title X funding:  DAILYNONPAREIL
Iowa House panel votes to bolster Iowa immigration enforcement:  GAZETTE
Coalition urges Iowa Legislature to adopt ‘hands-free’ law:  QCTIMES
Alcoholic Beverages Division recommends changes to rules for microbreweries:  RADIOIOWA
Iowa Capitol Digest: Tourism office urges Iowans to explore their state:  QCTIMES
Democrats target Blum in early launch of 2018 campaign:  WCFCOURIER
Keg Stand faces lawsuits in crash that killed 2 officers:  REGISTER
Hundreds gather at Iowa Capitol to oppose Trump’s travel ban:  REGISTER
University of Iowa groups mount protest against immigration ban:  GAZETTE
‘So scared.’ Iowa’s refugees rush for green cards, citizenship:  REGISTER
Iowa police warn parents about dangerous opioid ‘pink’:  PRESSCITIZEN
Sioux City Council mulls purchase of police body cameras:  SCJOURNAL
Iowa City looking for Climate Action Steering Committee members:  GAZETTE

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