House Republican Caucus Newsletter – April 13, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 4-13-17

In this edition:

  • Iowa Budget – A Six Year Review

House Dems offered $3.35 billion in extra spending over last 6 years

  • Iowa’s High School Graduation Increases Again
  • What the Firearms Bill Does and Does Not Do
  • Voter Integrity Will Benefit All Iowans

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News Briefing

  • State budget discussions off to partisan start:  QCTIMES
  • Proposal would restore $1.2 million in funding to Iowa Flood Center:  REGISTER
  • Advocates of abuse victims worry state budget jeopardizes services:  REGISTER
  • Soft cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice gets bipartisan support in Iowa House:  GAZETTE
  • Senate’s medical marijuana bill faces opposition in House:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa Senate passes immigration bill sanctioning local municipalities that do not comply:  GAZETTE
  • 24/7 sobriety bill heads to Branstad’s desk:  REGISTER
  • Legislators endorse shorter self ban for problem gamblers:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa Politics Today: Restroom camera ban, sobriety monitoring, fender-bender protocol:  GAZETTE
  • Security logistics loom if guns are allowed at Iowa Capitol:  AP
  • House oversight to examine all of DHS:  REGISTER
  • Iowa voters credit GOP lawmaker for opposing health bill:  AP
  • Rep. Blum talks with Xavier High students:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa public universities see decline in tenured faculty:  GAZETTE
  • Regulators could visit proposed Cedar Rapids casino sites in September:  GAZETTE
  • Ankeny schools lowers taxes 7th year in a row:  REGISTER
  • Waterloo school board approves budget, small tax cut:  WCFCOURIER
  • Waterloo Schools begins bargaining with three employee groups:  WCFCOURIER
  • Taxes tick up in Council Bluffs schools, down in Lewis Central schools:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • Senior discounts on utilities come under scrutiny:  GAZETTE
  • Farmers waiting for soil temps to warm to begin planting:  RADIOIOWA
  • Cedar Ridge earns national Distillery of the Year honors:  GAZETTE