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This Week's House GOP Newsletter - September 22, 2022

Highlights in this edition:

  • Utility Bills Increase as Winter Approaches
    • Biden and the D.C. Democrats have consistently discouraged the extraction of domestic resources, driving energy costs and inflation even higher
  • Free Speech on Regent Campuses
    • “If we give people the opportunity to talk, they will.”
  • Election Day Preparedness
    • Absentee ballot requests must be received by the County Auditor’s office by 5:00 pm October 24
  • How Your Home Is Assessed (and what to do if you don’t like it)!
    • The law in Iowa is that assessed value is market value
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This Week's House GOP Newsletter - September 8, 2022

Highlights in this edition:

  • Regents FY 2024 Funding Requests Includes Changes to Funding Projects
    • The Regents are proposing a significant change to the way bond debt is currently managed
  • House Republicans Prioritize Child Care for Working Families
    • SF 619 doubled the income eligibility for Iowans receiving the child dependent and development tax credit
  • The Truth About Iowa’s Firearms Laws and Background Checks
    • Background checks are required for long gun and hand gun purchases
  • DNR Pheasant Survey Predicts a Repeat of Last Year’s Excellent Hunting for Most of Iowa
    • The highest counts came from southwest Iowa, followed by the south-central region
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This week's House GOP Newsletter - August 25, 2022

Highlights in this edition:

  • Natural Gas Prices Signal Higher Utility Bills this Winter
    • Democrats have consistently discouraged the extraction of domestic resources, driving energy costs and inflation even higher
  • Open Enrollment—What Changed?
    • Parents and guardians can choose to apply for open enrollment at any time without needing to meet a good cause requirement
  • Website Features One-Stop Shop for Education Outcomes Data
    • 92% of community college students who completed a credit program became employed in their first year post-graduation
  • DNR Notes that Iowa’s Dove Hunting Season Begins September 1
    • Runs through November 29, shooting hours are one half hour before sunrise to sunset, daily bag limit is 15
  • Property Tax Freeze for Low Income Iowans Age 70 and Over
    • The first year will act as the base amount for the property tax freeze
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This week's House GOP Newsletter - August 11, 2022

In this edition:

  • Parent Appeal Denied on Controversial “Gender Queer” Book in School Library
    • Without specific structural process changes, parents can do everything right, yet still lose to an education bureaucracy tilted against parents
  • Learning Loss Due to School Shutdowns
    • The first priority of House Republicans upon returning to the Statehouse in January of 2021 was to get kids physically back into school
  • Iowa Continues to Combat Opioid Abuse
    • The Legislature established an Opioid Settlement Fund, which receives the state’s share of legal settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors
  • Bloomberg Study Shows Iowa’s Strong Ballot Security

The study also showed that while Iowa is strong at election security, it hasn’t been at the expense of the ease of voting

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This Week's House GOP Newsletter - July 28, 2022

Highlights in this edition:

  • School Funding Overview
    • Since Republicans gained a majority in the Iowa House after the 2010 election school funding has increased 54 percent
  • Parental Choice, School Transparency Key to House GOP Efforts
    • Teachers are responsible to post instructional material and parents are responsible to review it
  • Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Pre-Pandemic Rate of 2.6 Percent in June
    • The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,665,500 in June
  • Head of Governor’s School Safety Bureau Named
    • Gov. Reynolds allocated $100 million in school safety funding
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This week's House GOP Newsletter - July 14, 2022

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Environmental Protection Committee: 2022 Bills Signed into Law

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Natural Resources Committee: 2022 Bills Signed into Law

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Agriculture Committee: 2022 Bills Signed into Law

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This week's House GOP Newsletter - June 30, 2022

Highlights in this edition:

  • Board of Regents Set Tuition Increase for 2022-2023 School Year at 4.25%; Generates more than Board’s FY 2023 funding request
    • The tuition increase would generate $33 million from all students which is substantially higher than the $15 million the Board requested from Governor Reynolds
  • Pro-Life Legislation Protects Life of Pregnant Women
    • Claims stating that the life of the mother will not be recognized and miscarriages will be criminalized are false
  • Breakdown of Supreme Court Cases on Life
    • It is important to carefully evaluate each of these cases individually and determine what steps Iowa could take in the future
  • Iowa Legislature Passes Ban on Outside Money in Elections
    • Ensures outside financial influence does not threaten official election administration
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