Posts With Keyword ‘Iowa Senate’

Wetland Taxation Bill Going Through Senate Committees

Posted: Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Legislation dealing with how wetland is taxed is making its way through committees in the Iowa Senate.

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New Bill in Iowa Senate Would Expand Bottle Redemption Program

Posted: Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A new bill in the Iowa Senate would expand Iowa’s existing bottle redemption program.

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February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 6:25 am
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The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse yesterday to hear from their constituents.

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State Senator Has Hopes for ‘Buy Local’ Bill

Posted: Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 6:22 am

An Iowa State Senator whose district covers part of Washington County says he is supportive of a bill that tries to encourage buying Iowa products.  

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Allowable Growth Legislation Passes State Senate

Posted: Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Senate has voted to approve a measure that sets allowable growth for schools in the state at 4%.

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Legislature to Deal with Surplus this Session

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With nearly $1 Billion in surplus funds, the Iowa legislature is tasked with finding a way to spend it.

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Greiner Named Ranking Member for Two Committees

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:24 am
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Senate Republicans have selected their ranking committee members.

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Schmitz to Visit Ainsworth, Washington Today

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A southeast Iowa state lawmaker is holding office hours in two Washington County Communities today.

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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 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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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 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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Washington, Fairfield Chambers Visit Des Moines

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Members of the Washington and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce visited the Capital this week to get an inside look at state government.

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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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Senate Amendment Saves Mt. Pleasant MHI…for Now

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 5:58 am

Iowa Senators this week approved an amendment to the state government reorganization bill that would close the mental health institute in Clarinda, rather than the one in Mt. Pleasant.

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Wayland Truck Driver to Seek State Senate Seat

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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An over-the-road truck driver from Wayland plans to challenge Becky Schmitz for Iowa’s 45th District Senate seat.

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Schmitz Optimist Reorganization Will Save Millions

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz says an early retirement plan is expected to save Iowa $200 million  over the next five years.

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Several Key Education Measures Emerge

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:56 am

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As a key member of the Iowa Senate’s Education Committee, Fairfield Senator Becky Schmitz has been involved in several significant pieces of legislation introduced this session.

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Schmitz Supports Cash Reserve First Measure

Posted: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 6:36 am

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State Senator Becky Schmitz says she’s supporting a measure that would require school districts to use cash reserves before raising property taxes.

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