Posts With Keyword ‘legislature’

Governor Branstad Making Stops in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

Among his stops this week, Governor Terry Branstad will give a presentation in Sigourney tomorrow.

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Watch Iowa Senate Live

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A new resource allows Iowans to watch the state legislature live, without traveling to the Capitol.

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Greiner to Focus on Water Quality Legislation

Posted: Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With the first week of the 2013 session coming to a close, a state senator looks ahead to what’s to come.

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School Administration Examines Legislative Priorities

Posted: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

With the Iowa State Legislature back in session, Washington Community School District Superintendent Mike Jorgenson outlines two possible education reform concepts.

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Greiner Named Ranking Member for Two Committees

Posted: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Senate Republicans have selected their ranking committee members.

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Legislative Session Wrapping Up

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 6:26 am


The Iowa Legislature is set to wrap up on the 17th, but with many issues still to cover, they might have to extend that date. Many bills have been passed this year, but some of the biggest bills are still not settled.

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Harkin Listening Session in Sigourney

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:22 am


Senator Tom Harkin has announced one of his staff will be available in Sigourney next week to discuss issues with the public.

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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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Gas Prices at a High While Lawmakers Look at Gas Tax Increase

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Gas prices are at a high for this time of the year all over the country, with increases up to 25 cents a gallon. But the price of gas could see another increase, because lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years.


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National Guard Education Funding

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Late last month, the National guard announced that they would have to cut the financial aid given to its members from 90% to 50%.

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Commercial Property Taxes on State Gov. Agenda

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 6:25 am

One of the biggest items on the agenda for the 2012 legislative session is Commercial Property Tax Reform. Currently owners must pay 100% of the taxes on commercial buildings.

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