Posts With Keyword ‘senate’

February’s Legislative Briefing Held Saturday

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The area’s legislators were at the Washington County Courthouse Saturday to hear from their constituents.

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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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Senator Grassley Pushing for Livestock Drought Assistance

Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The fate of drought assistance for Iowa livestock producers is still unknown.

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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Used in “Stand Your Ground” Bill Debates

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

As previously reported by KCII, the controversial “Stand Your Ground” Bill has passed the Iowa House. It’s also been called “Castle Doctrine Extension” because the bill expands on a current Iowa Law that allows a person to defend themselves in their home, business, or place of employment. This new bill, House File 2215, would extend that to any place a person is legally allowed to be at, including public places. 

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Mt. Pleasant Man Running for Senate

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A Mt. Pleasant man, Rich Taylor, will be making a run for the State Senate. Taylor is a 57 year old Democrat who retired after working 26 years at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison. He tells us he’s lived in Henry County his whole life.

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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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