House Republican Caucus Newsletter – May 18, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 5-18-17

In this edition:

  • Worker’s Compensation Update
  • Providing Flexibility and Local Control for School Districts
  • An Overview of Iowa’s New Collective Bargaining Law
  • Medical Cannabidiol will be Grown, Produced, and Sold in Iowa

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News Briefing

  • Half-Empty School Buses On Gravel Roads, Transportation Costs Are Consuming Rural School Budgets:  IOWAPUBLICRADIO
  • 1 killed near Parkersburg as severe thunderstorms sweep Iowa:  REGISTER
  • Grassley asks for Comey memos and, if it exists, White House ‘audio’:  RADIOIOWA
  • Grassley: Special counsel has “a strong reputation for independence”:  QCTIMES
  • Judge rejects request to issue traffic camera tickets during appeal:  GAZETTE
  • Chief: ‘Alarming’ spike in speeding on I-380 without camera tickets:  GAZETTE
  • Stepfather’s killing could be first test of Iowa’s new ‘stand your ground’ law:  REGISTER
  • The Branstad record on business, property and gas taxes:  RADIOIOWA
  • After victorious legislative session, small businesses hope for successful tax reform:  IOWAVIEW
  • PCI could cut ties with two of Iowa’s private Medicaid insurers:  GAZETTE
  • Report: income growth in Iowa 0.3 percent in Q4 of 2016:  RADIOIOWA
  • Better funding needed to close Iowa skills gap, Hogg says at Kirkwood:  GAZETTE
  • Davenport fireworks ordinance draws skepticism:  QCTIMES
  • Sioux City Council looking to limit fireworks discharge dates:  SCJOURNAL
  • Investigators: Arson cause of deadly central Iowa house fire:  AP
  • Linn County prepares to redistrict before Board of Supervisors shrinks to three:  GAZETTE