Tag: Recent News

Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200, takes steps to safeguard veterans from organizations wanting to charge individuals for benefit assistance, when veterans are entitled to these services free of charge at a county veteran’s office. This bill requires that these […]

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 2429       Transportation Budget. Appropriates a total of $380,792,669 from both the Road Use Tax Fund(RUTF) and the Primary Road Fund(PRF). The appropriations go to fund the Department of Transportation(DOT) and various road and infrastructure projects throughout the state. […]

State Budget Remains Uncertain

The scheduled date of adjournment has come and gone for the Iowa Legislature, but there is still a lot of work that remains on the state’s budget. The Iowa House took the first step in getting the budget completed by passing five budgets out of the House Appropriations Committee this week. While the sign of […]

Greater Flexibility in School Funding

The Iowa House made final touches on a bill to provide greater flexibility in the use of school funds. If signed by the Governor, the bill will allow the salary and benefits of security personnel, psychologists, licensed independent social workers, master of social workers, and licensed mental health counselors to be paid for with “at-risk […]

2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 5 – Wed. April 11

WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 5 – Wed. April 11, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HSB 687      Agricultural Property Offense Surcharge. Creates a 35% surcharge for theft of agricultural property, criminal mischief against agricultural property. The additional revenue from the surcharge will go the Judicial Branch. (Passed Committee 24-0) to House Appropriations Calendar. HF […]