Posts With Keyword ‘Becky Schmitz’

State Lawmakers Hope to Finish Session Today

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:52 am

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Iowa lawmakers are heading into the home stretch of this year’s legislative session.

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Final Legislative Briefing

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 6:49 am

The third and final legislative briefing was this weekend at the Washington County Courthouse.

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Final Legislative Briefing Today

Posted: Saturday, March 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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State Representative Larry Marek and Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz are in Washington this morning for the third and final legislative briefing

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Schmitz Makes Relection Bid Official

Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 6:40 am

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State Senator Becky Schmitz has made her reelection campaign official.

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Schmitz, Marek Confident Legislature will Adjourn on Time

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Two southeast Iowa state lawmakers say they’re confident the legislature will be able to end this year’s session on time.

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Measure Allows for More Flexibility in HS Assistance

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:57 am

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The Iowa Senate has passed a measure that would afford home school assistance programs flexibility in how state funding is spent.

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Schmitz: Wellmark Hikes Highlight need for Healthcare Reform

Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 6:14 am

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says an 18% hike in insurance rates from Wellmark serves as a reminder that some sort of healthcare reform is needed.

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Schmitz: Education Cuts Won’t Likely Be Restored

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Many Iowa school districts are scrambling to find ways to save money as they develop next year’s budget.

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Schmitz Explains why She Deserves Another Term

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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A group of Republicans are vying to unseat Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz. Schmitz says she’ll seek reelection as an advocate for education.

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Marek: Legislature Will Likely Dip into “Rainy Day Funds”

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

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State Rep. Larry Marek, and State Sen. Becky Schmitz at this weekend’s legislative briefing.

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says the legislature will likely need to dip into reserve funds to balance the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

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Amendment May Prevent Empowerment Shift

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

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the audience at this weekend’s legislative briefing

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It appears that Empowerment programs in Iowa will not be moved from the state department of management to the department of education.

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Reserve Funds Needed to Balance State Budget

Posted: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 5:58 am

It appears as if state government in Iowa will have to dip into reserve funds to balance next year’s budget.

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Special Edition Magazine to Feature Marek, Schmitz

Posted: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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State Representative Larry Marek and State Senator Becky Schmitz are in town this morning for the Washington Chamber of Commerce’s second legislative briefing of the year.

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Schmitz to Hold Listening Posts

Posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 5:48 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz of Fairfield will be having a pair of listening posts in Coralville and Washington.

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Marek, Schmitz to Visit Washington During 2nd of 3 Legislative Briefings

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Riverside State Representative Larry Marek, and Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz will be in Washington this weekend.

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Lawmakers Considering “Healthcare Information” Reform

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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State Senator Becky Schmitz says lawmakers this session are hoping to create a state run database of health insurance information.

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Schmitz: Empowerment Will Be Preserved in Govt. Reorganization

Posted: Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz is offering reassurance that the state government reorganization won’t mean a big change for Empowerment Programs.

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Schmitz Supporting Texting Ban

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:51 am

Banning texting while driving is a topic stirring up a lot of buzz during this legislative session,

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Crowded GOP Primary Race for Senate Dist. 45

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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A business owner from Keosauqua is hoping to represent Van Buren, Jefferson and Washington Counties, and parts of Wapello and Johnson Counties in the Iowa Senate.

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State Senate Hopeful Clarifies GOP Candidacy

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 6:51 am

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A Wayland man who’s running for a seat in the State Senate is clarifying comments he made about his candidacy as a Republican.

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