Posts With Keyword ‘lawmakers’

Mental Health Funding in Question

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

The Iowa Senate has passed a bill that would overhaul Iowa’s mental health system. Senate File 2315 contains five divisions, each one aimed at retooling an aspect of the mental health system. The main change would create a regional structure rather than the county based structure that we have now.

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Funnel Week Comes to an End

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 6:30 am


Funnel Week has come to an end for State Lawmakers. Funnel week is a deadline set for any bills hoping to get passed. The bills must make it out of committee by the end of the week to be debated on the House or Senate floors.

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Iowa’s Emergency Food System

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Iowa is one of only 12 states without an emergency food system in place. Several groups, including the Food Bank of Iowa have been pushing lawmakers to draft a bill to start a $2 million dollar program that would be incorporated into Iowa’s existing network of emergency food providers.

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Branstad’s Education Reform Package

Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Gov. Terry Branstad revealed his education reform package today. One of the biggest parts of this proposal is a reading level requirement for third graders.

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Lawmakers Visit Washington

Posted: Saturday, October 24th, 2009 at 6:54 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz, and Representative Larry Marek  are visiting Washington Sunday for an informational session.

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