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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, March 19

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Monday, March 18

Below is a list of bills being debated today, with Caucus Staff’s analysis attached:

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2013 Funnel Survivors

Funnel

With the first funnel over the House has narrowed down the bills that are still alive for consideration this session.

To see a list of the “Funnel Survivors” view the list below, organized by committee, of all bills that survived the first funnel in the House.

2013 First Funnel Survivors

 

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End of Session Wrap Up

Below is the end of session wrap up document prepared by the House Republican Research Staff

2012 End of Session Wrap Up

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2012 First Funnel Survivors

The 2012 legislative session has made its way through the first funnel. Click below to see a list of bills that made it through.

2012 First Funnel Survivors

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2011 House Republican Committee Assignments

House Republican committee assignments are now assembled for 2011. Click the links below to view lists in PDF.

  • Assignments by Member
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    Republicans Announce Final Committee Chairs

    (DES MOINES) – Speaker-Elect Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) today announced the final committee chairs for the 84th General Assembly.

    Continue reading for the list of appointments…

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    2010 End of Session Wrap-up

    As the House adjourned the 2nd session of the 83rd General Assembly, the House Republican Research Staff put together an end of session wrap-up of notable bills in all committees.

    2010 End of Session Wrap-up

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    SMART Bill Draws Smart Amendments

    Iowans value local control and local decision making. SF 2265, the eco-friendly SMART planning bill, works against these founding principles. As it passed the Senate, the bill creates a permanent 31 member task force to investigate statewide urban and rural plan. The RIO office and the Department of Management provide the staff support.

    Many feel the bill works against those cities that already paid $8,000 or up to $20,000 for a comprehensive plan. Others trust the planning already underway in many communities and through the existing regional COGS.

    Continue reading…

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    SMART Planning Bill Draws Serious Concerns

    Now that the intensity of the 2008 flood is over the RIO office is turning its attention to statewide planning.

    Senate File 2265 is a RIO bill creating a permanent 31 member comprehensive planning task force. The bill also codifies “SMART” comprehensive planning principles for state, regional, county and city planning.

    The “SMART” planning is a project management tool developed by psychologists as a tool to help set and reach goals. This model features goal setting that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.

    Concerns about this RIO bill are mounting. Continue reading…

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