Historic Finish to 2013 Iowa Legislative Session

The 2013 Iowa Legislative Session ended with passage of significant property tax, education, and medical reform.  Below is a review from Kathie Obradovich of The Des Moines Register: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/05/23/legislature-achieves-banner-year-for-tax-relief-education-health-care/article Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Legislative Leaders Continue to Seek End of 2013 Session

Talks have resumed again among legislative leaders and the Governor’s office with the goal of concluding the 2013 Session by the end of this week.  From Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa: http://www.radioiowa.com/2013/05/13/final-push-to-end-2013-session-may-come-this-week/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Optimism at Iowa Statehouse for End of 2013 Session

It appears that serious progress has been made at the Iowa State Capitol at finding compromise on the budget and other major issues.  Below is from James Lynch of The Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/2013/05/06/iowa-legislative-leaders-say-they-are-closer-to-agreement-on-budget/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Positive Outlook for End of 2013 Session

As we reach the end of the scheduled 2013 Session, Iowa Legislative leaders continue to be focused on the major issues that have defined debate in both Chambers.  From James Lynch of The Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/2013/05/02/iowa-legislature-leaders-still-optimistic-about-adjourning-soon/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Education Reform Debate Stalled at the Iowa Capitol

Education reform remains one of the key issues left to be addressed before the adjournment of the 2013 Session.  It is unclear at this time if compromise can be reached on this legislation.  The article below is by Mike Wiser and appears in The Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/2013/04/28/education-reform-is-at-a-standstill-in-the-statehouse/   Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Property Tax Reform Debate Continues at the Iowa Statehouse

Reform of property tax remains a key topic of debate as legislation has moved to conference committtee for the first time in three years.  The following article is by Rod Boshart and appears in the The Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/2013/04/25/house-senate-panel-to-seek-property-tax-accord/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Second Funnel Deadline at the Iowa Statehouse

From Rod Boshart of The Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/2013/04/04/lawmakers-winnow-their-remaining-2013-session-work/   Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Latest Review of Iowa House Republican Property Tax Reform

From the Iowa Legislative Services Agency: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/FiscalNotes/85_1481HVv0_FN.pdf Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Budget Battle Looms at the Iowa Statehouse

From the Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130304/NEWS10/303040036/Big-state-budget-gap-means-tough-negotiations-ahead?Frontpage   Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Iowa Democrats and Republicans Differ on Budget Targets

Ftom The Des  Moines Register:   http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/02/27/iowa-democrats-republicans-far-apart-on-spending-targets-for-upcoming-state-budget/article Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

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