House and Senate Release Joint Budget Target

(DES MOINES) – Today House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018.  The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion.

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Tuesday, April 4

SF230 – GA employee health insurance

HF 608 Technical Bill

SF 373 Department of Defense Omnibus

SF 240 – Statewide Assessment of Student Achievement – 2017-04-03

SF 439 – County Recorder Document Storage – 2017-04-04

SF 237 – Pracatice of Public Accountants

SF 438 – Project Labor Agreements

SF 471- Ban on Late Term Abortions

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Caucus Staff Analysis – Monday, April 3

SF 32 – Hair Drug Testing

SF 479 – Dental Hygienist

HF 582 Electronic Search Warrants

SF 257 Bass Fishing Tournament Staff Analysis 4-3-2017

SF 472 Snowmobile Special Fund Uses 4-3-2017

HF 373 transfer of money

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Protecting Iowans and Their Rights

Protecting Iowans and Their Rights

Governor Branstad released his revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday to reflect the Revenue Estimating Conference’s (REC) adjusted revenue projections. His plan uses $131.1 million from the Cash Reserve Fund to cover the FY 2017 revenue shortfall which he plans to repay by using the FY 2018 ending balance and appropriating $26.3 million in FY 2019.

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Moving Forward

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Moving Forward

The second legislative funnel deadline has passed which has narrowed our list of bills that remain eligible this session.  With many policy discussions resolved, our attention will be focused on the budget as we work to complete our business on time this session.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 30, 2017

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

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Caucus Newsletter 3-30-17

In this edition:

  • Governor Releases Revised Budget for FY 2018 & 2019
  • Worker’s Compensation: An Update
  • House GOP Passes Eminent Domain Bill on the Floor
  • Fireworks in Time for the Fourth of July

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

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March 20-24 Bill Analyses

HF 566 – HF 166 – Realignment of School Elections

HF 571 – HF 213 – Confidentiality of Video and Audio

HF 573 – Home Rule Statutory

HF 572 – WIOA

HF 576 – Background Investigations

HF 548 – Stroke Improvement

HF 531 – Asset Verification

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Smart Sentencing Reform

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Smart Sentencing Reform

As we approach the second legislative funnel and enter the final weeks of session, the House continues work on priority legislation and the budget. This week, we passed a number of bills including HF 548 which improves stroke care by establishing a centralized database for stroke reporting. We also passed HF 571 to protect Iowans’ privacy by making 911 calls involving a minor or sensitive medical information, confidential. Another important bill I want to touch on is HF 579 which makes smart, cost-saving reforms to our criminal justice system by removing mandatory minimums for several non-violent offenses.

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Broadening the Conversation

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Broadening the Conversation

Only about three weeks remain for this year’s session so our focus will soon turn to the state budget.  Budget chairs have already begun their work reviewing the various programs and line items in their budgets.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – March 23, 2017

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

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Caucus Newsletter 3-23-17

In this edition:

  • House Gives Okay to Responsible Livestock Bill
  • Iowa STEM Apprenticeship Partners
  • House Passes Criminal Justice Sentencing Reform and Statute of Repose
  • Fantasy Sports Betting Bill Clears Committee

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.

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