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House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

One of the most important things that the Legislature can do is value each and every dollar that the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa send to their state government.  House Republicans believe that the state budget should be managed just like Iowa families and businesses manage their own.

Several bills passed this session give Iowa taxpayers a better deal than they were getting before.  One of  the biggest achievements of the legislative session were the reforms made to Iowa’s four decade old collective bargaining law that put taxpayers at a disadvantage.  Other bills that were signed into law include permanent extension of the Property Assessment Appeal Board, combining school board and municipal elections to be held in November, and passing smart sentencing reforms that allocate resources effectively and keep Iowans safe.

It’s clear that after the 2017 session, Iowa taxpayers are getting a #BetterDeal.


Reformed collective bargaining to give taxpayers a seat at the table

One of the biggest reforms passed by the Legislature this session dealt with public sector employees.  Iowa’s collective bargaining law had been on the books, with minimal changes, for more than 40 years.  The law had become outdated and tilted too far in favor of government unions at the expense of Iowa taxpayers. House Republicans took this challenge head on and never wavered because taxpayers deserve a better deal.

Continue reading how taxpayers are getting a #BetterDeal

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Ways & Means Chair Sands Announces Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(DES MOINES) – Today Rep. Tom Sands (R-Wapello), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released information regarding the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday.  This year beginning at 12:01am, August 7, 2015 through midnight August 8, 2015, no sales tax will be collected on select clothing or footwear having a selling price of less than $100.00 per item.

All businesses open on August 7th and 8th are required to participate, though the holiday does not extend to Sunday.

“As the family budget is stretched thin, hopefully the tax free weekend relieves some burden on the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa,” said Rep. Sands.

For more information, Rep. Sands says to visit https://tax.iowa.gov/iowas-annual-sales-tax-holiday.

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Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2015

Several bills passed during the 2015 General Assembly will take effect tomorrow (July 1).  Attached is a list with several notable bills.

2015 Notable Bills Effective July 1

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2015 End of Session Report

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The following is the House Republican Caucus Staff’s end of session report:

2015 End of Session Wrap Up

*Note:  All information is current as of June 10, 2015

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, June 2

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

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, May 12

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

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, May 6

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

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Wednesday, April 22

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

To see the full House Debate Calendar, click here.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 14

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

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 7

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

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