02/23/2016 - 5:17pm
Last week was the first funnel deadline, which means that for any House bill to remain eligible for consideration, it needed to pass at least one House committee, and vice versa for the Senate.
In a few weeks we’ll reach the second funnel, where Senate bills must pass at...
02/16/2016 - 3:03pm
This week brings the Legislature’s first “funnel” deadline, where House bills must pass at least one House committee and Senate bills must pass at least one Senate committee, to remain eligible for debate. With that deadline fast approaching, House members are working hard in subcommittees...
02/09/2016 - 6:36pm
Energized and enthusiastic
The caucuses and winter weather gave us a bit of a slow start last week, but once everyone made it to Des Moines we got right back into the swing of things. Committees and subcommittees met frequently on a variety of topics and continue to do their work.
The state seems a...
02/03/2016 - 10:55am
Putting the pieces together
Some of the big pieces of this year’s session are beginning to fall into place and the Legislature is moving along efficiently. Committees and subcommittees are hard at work doing their business with the Iowans they represent in their minds. The Capitol has been full of Iowans each week...
01/26/2016 - 1:26pm
Budgeting like Iowa families and businesses
The second week of session is in the books and work within policy committees is underway. I am happy to report that this week the House Education Committee passed a bill that would increase funding for our local K-12 schools by $81 million.
The bill will...