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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 19, 2017

A new version of the January 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:

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Caucus Newsletter – January 19

In this edition:

  • Legislative Services Agency Reports on Spending, Revenue Trends
  • Governor Puts Hold on Smarter Balanced Assessment
  • New Iowa College Readiness Report
  • The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of the CPI

All House Republican newsletter are available www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.

 

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News Briefing

Reynolds: ‘I’m ready’ to be governor:  WCFCOURIER
Governor-in-waiting Reynolds says her lieutenant governor will be ‘partner’ in governing:  RADIOIOWA
Northey would be interested in lieutenant governor role:  RADIOIOWA
Iowa economic development director has ‘no interest’ in lieutenant governor position:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Iowa faces potential budget shortfall:  GAZETTE
Iowa public university campuses face test over election reactions:  GAZETTE
Some Iowa campuses stop short of declaring ‘sanctuary’ status:  PRESSCITIZEN
Regents to review President Leath’s Iowa State plane use Monday:  GAZETTE
New UNI president impresses Cedar Valley:  WCFCOURIER
Diplomatic challenges likely await Ambassador Branstad:  QCTIMES
Iowa’s ignition interlock laws need an overhaul, officials say:  REGISTER
Can twice-daily breath tests cure Iowa’s drunken driving problem?:  REGISTER
Steve King says things ‘ready to move’ on border wall:  RADIOIOWA
Iowa legislators to discuss Medicaid transition Tuesday:  GAZETTE
Democrats consider absentee voting for Iowa caucuses:  OBRADOVICH
Northwest Iowa counties lead state in yields:  SCJOURNAL
The DART bus dilemma: Who will pay to stay?:  REGISTER
Sioux City looks at code amendments to fit statewide regulations for Uber, Lyft:  SCJOURNAL
Iowa cattle producers will start paying checkoff in March:  RADIOIOWA

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News Briefing

Now president-elect, Donald Trump returns to Iowa:  REGISTER
Trump’s to-do list for Branstad’s role as ambassador:  RADIOIOWA
Kim Reynolds says she’s ‘excited’ to become governor:  GAZETTE
Reynolds says she’s learned ‘from the best governor in the nation’:  RADIOIOWA
Tax relief high Iowa GOP priority:  WCFCOURIER
Transportation services remains unavailable on Iowa Health and Wellness Plan:  GAZETTE
Good news on Iowa overdose deaths: Fewer cases in 2 years:  REGISTER
Iowa Supreme Court helps clear way for Field of Dreams redevelopment:  REGISTER
Ernst calls Obama ISIS ‘victory lap’ premature:  QCTIMES
Ernst touts mental health care reforms in ‘Cures’ Act:  RADIOIOWA
Ernst wants assurances on renewables from Trump EPA pick:  QCTIMES
Health groups back Iowa sales tax for natural resources:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Dash camera footage of Jerime Mitchell shooting released:  GAZETTE
Iowa Business Council names new director:  REGISTER
Auditors: fired Southwest Iowa clerk opened secret accounts for city money:  RADIOIOWA
Capitol Digest: Iowa gas prices up:  WCFCOURIER
Iowa beef checkoff passes with 56% approval:  REGISTER
Departing Gronstal talks Iowa politics, his future, oatmeal:  REGISTER

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Meet Our Members – Tom Moore

Moore first bill

Tom Moore just finished serving his first year in the Iowa House, winning a mid-term special election in December 2015.

Tom taught history and physical education and coached for 33 years at Grinnell and Griswold Community Schools. He followed that career with 8 years as Assistant Manager at Southewest Iowa Egg Cooperative. Read more »

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News Briefing

Iowa House unveils Medicaid accountability plan:  REGISTER
State to collect data to determine extent of human trafficking in Iowa:  RADIOIOWA
House Republicans discuss expanding Iowa medical cannabis law:  GAZETTE
Senate Democrats plan water quality proposal:  REGISTER
GOP delegate fight coming to Iowa:  REGISTER
Blum champions opening markets for Iowa farmers:  WCFCOURIER
Iowa Capitol Digest: Branstad signs bullying bill:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Fake movie money causing problems in Waterloo:  RADIOIOWA
Elite baseball complex would get state tax break:  REGISTER
Vernon raises nearly $1.3 million for Iowa 1st District race:  GAZETTE
New Jersey company agrees to stop selling lottery ‘secrets’ in Iowa: RADIOIOWA

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Caucus Staff Analyses – April 6, 2016

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

House File 2443 – IEDA Omnibus

House File 2449 – State Agency Rulemaking

Senate File 2259 – Serious Mental Illness

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Caucus Staff Analyses – April 5, 2016

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

House File 2448 – Merchant Electric Transmission Lines

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Water Quality Plan Amendment

House File 2451 Amendment

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Caucus Staff Analyses – March 28, 2016

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

House File 2385 – Illegal Dumping Penalties

House File 2438 – Chemical Production Tax Credits

Senate File 2228 – Actions of Car Dealerships

Senate Joint Resolution 2006 – Rules Nullification – K-12 Special Education Endorsement

Senate File 2273 – Home Bakeries

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Caucus Staff Analyses – March 23, 2016

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

House File 2439 – E911

House File 2422 – Early Literacy in Teacher Prep Programs

House File 228 – Transitional Coaching Authorization

Senate File 174 and Senate File 175 – FY17 Supplemental State Aid

Senate File 2205 – Athletic Eligibility Hours

Senate File 453 – Board of Pharmacy

House File 2380 – Narcan OD

House File 2437 – DOT

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