House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 2, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 3-2-17

In this edition:

  • Revenue Forecasts in Surrounding States Change, Provide No Clear Picture
  • House GOP Moves Forward on Flexibility for School Districts
  • After Listening to Iowans Concerns, Second Amendment Bill Amended in House Judiciary
  • House Transportation Committee Passes Bike Safety and Hands-Free Bills

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News Briefing

Iowa lawmakers advance workers’ comp overhaul:  GAZETTE
Iowa House committee approves stand-your-ground legislation:  GAZETTE
Gun bill advances without ‘campus carry’ provision:  REGISTER
Lawmaker: $240 million cost, lagging enthusiasm to delay education savings accounts:  REGISTER
Bill emerges to fix equity problems in rural, urban school districts:  RADIOIOWA
University of Iowa reinstates cut scholarships:  GAZETTE
House Republicans hope new water quality bill is more ‘collaborative’:  REGISTER
Water quality bill called ‘skeleton’ for collaborative solutions:  WCFCOURIER
Sponsor puts stopper on new Iowa bottle bill for now:  QCTIMES
Iowa Capitol Digest: Tax collections rise in February:  QCTIMES
Hospitals fight effort to loosen reins on new health care facilities:  REGISTER
Legislators heading toward anti-texting-and-driving law in Iowa:  RADIOIOWA
Ban on mandating project labor agreements heads to Iowa Senate floor:  REGISTER
Bill cracking down on protesters blocking highways heads to Iowa Senate floor:  REGISTER
Branstad reappoints one regent, doesn’t reappoint another:  PRESSCITIZEN
Two former state lawmakers among Branstad’s picks for Board of Regents:  RADIOIOWA
Second judge says Iowa DOT can’t issue tickets:  REGISTER
Midwest survey suggests manufacturing boosting economy:  AP
Johnson County Supervisor: Enforcing immigration laws is job of federal government:  GAZETTE
Resolution would direct immigration inquiries at schools to superintendent:  PRESSCITIZEN
Trump’s VOICE office is similar to Sarah’s Law, Grassley says:  DAILYNONPAREIL
Residents vow to “take back” Bridgewater from drug activity:  RADIOIOWA