House Delivers Property Tax Relief and Certainty, Sends Compromise Bill to Governor
On Tuesday, May 2nd, Iowa House Republicans passed House File 718, delivering roughly $100 million in property tax relief for Iowans and increasing transparency.Read more
IA House and Senate Republicans Announce Joint Budget Targets for FY 2024
On Thursday, April 20, the Iowa House and Senate Republicans released their joint targets for the Fiscal Year 2024 budget. The total spending for FY 2024 is $8.516 billion. This represents 88.25% of ongoing revenue.
"Republicans in the Statehouse have proven time and time again that we can lower the tax burden while adequately funding Iowans' priorities," said House Appropriations Chairman Gary Mohr (R-Bettendorf) "These budget targets represent significant investment into the things we hear about from Iowans the most such as education, mental health care, and workforce initiatives. This is the result of the disciplined, responsible budgeting principles of Iowa House Republicans that continue to put the state in a strong financial position."Read more
Radio Iowa: House GOP plans Medicaid reimbursement hike for Iowa nursing homes
House Speaker Pat Grassley says Republicans in the House plan to increase the rate Iowa nursing homes are paid to care for residents enrolled in Medicaid.https://www.radioiowa.com/2023/03/23/house-gop-plans-medicaid-reimbursement-hike-for-iowa-nursing-homes/https://www.radioiowa.com/2023/03/23/house-gop-plans-medicaid-reimbursement-hike-for-iowa-nursing-homes/Read more
Radio Iowa: House bill addresses violent, disruptive behavior in Iowa schools
The Iowa House has sent the Senate a bill that would set a statewide policy for disciplining disruptive and violent students in public K-through-12 schools.Read more
DMR: Iowa House passes new limits on when carbon pipeline companies could use eminent domain
Carbon capture pipeline companies would need to reach voluntary deals to buy 90% of the land on their route before they could seek to use eminent domain, under a bill passed Wednesday by the Iowa House.
The bill's House passage is a big step forward for opponents of the pipelines, who are worried they could be forced to sell their land to the companies if the state grants them eminent domain powers.Read more