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Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2014

Several bills passed during the 2014 General Assembly will take effect tomorrow (July 1).  Attached is a list with several notable bills.

2014 Notable Bills Effective July 1

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Primary Election 2014 Today!

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Today is the 2014 primary election!  Don’t forget to exercise your right to vote today.

Polls open from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

To find your polling location, click here to visit the Secretary of State’s website.

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2014 End of Session Report

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

2014 End of Session Wrap-Up

*Note:  All information is current as of May 1, 2014

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 23

newsletter thumbnailA new January 2014 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version:

Caucus Newsletter 1-23-2014

In this edition:

  • Where are the Governor’s budget increases?
  • Agreement on Iowa Health and Wellness Plan
  • Dangers of Recreational Marijuana Use
  • Pizza Tax
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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 16

newsletter thumbnailA new January 2014 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to view the PDF version:

Caucus Newsletter 1-16-2014

In this edition:

  • Governor Releases FY 15 Budget
  • House GOP Supports the RFS
  • Education one of Governor’s Top Priorities
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Speaker Paulsen’s Opening Remarks

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I’m happy to welcome you all to the second session of the 85th General Assembly.

I don’t know about what your experiences during the interim were, but I have never been thanked for the legislature’s work as much as I have been this last eight months.  To be clear I don’t think all of a sudden we were smarter or harder working, I think it was that the 150 members of the general assembly and Governor Branstad decided to have what ended up being an exceptional focus on Iowans and advancing public policy that advanced our state.

And while we may have been rigid in maintaining our principles, we were flexible and committed to finding resolution within them. The product ended up being something that all Iowans could be proud of.

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Majority Leader Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks

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Thank you Mr. Speaker.

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, our guests here today, and to all Iowans listening and watching online, welcome back to the Iowa House of Representatives.

A special welcome to the newly elected members of this body, your fresh perspectives and ideas are a welcome addition to the chamber.

Rep. Smith, congratulations on your election as leader of your caucus.  I look forward to building on our past experiences of working together to find solutions to important issues facing Iowans.

I know you will all agree that it is truly a special honor to return here today to work on behalf of Iowans toward a better future for our state.

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2014 Legislative Session Begins

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The House will gavel in at 10:00 am.

What issues do you think the Legislature should address this year?  Let us know in the comments section!

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