Opportunities and Challlenges


Opportunities and Challenges

Our work to enact policies that move Iowa forward continued this week as we spent many hours on the floor in debate.  We passed several bills this week that will benefit the majority of Iowans and make our state a great place to raise a family or grow a business.  Here are a few of the highlights:

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News Briefing

  • Republicans push overhaul of workers’ comp through Iowa House:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa Senate backs constitutional cap on state spending:  REGISTER
  • Gun rights bill clears Iowa Senate committee:  QCTIMES
  • Capitol Digest: Fuel prices stay steady:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Proposed USDA cuts concern Iowa lawmakers:  SCJOURNAL
  • How Trump’s proposed budget cuts could impact Iowa:  GAZETTE
  • Surveillance plane to stay with Iowa Air Guard:  RADIOIOWA
  • Lee County wage ordinance clears first hurdle:  FORTMADISON
  • Mayo to prefer privately insured over Medicaid patients:  STARTRIBUNE
  • Disabled Iowans say Medicaid firms are cutting in-home help:  REGISTER
  • Sierra Club appeals ruling on Bakken pipeline to Iowa Supreme Court:  RADIOIOWA
  • Should prospective Iowa university donors’ names be private?:  GAZETTE
  • 23 undocumented immigrants arrested in Iowa, 86 total in Midwest:  REGISTER
  • Iowa City schools seclusion data raise red flags:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Winneshiek supes OK hog confinement:  WCFCOURIER
  • Sunshine Week highlights importance of open government:  RADIOIOWA