Posts With Keyword ‘Iowa Legislature’

Let’s Talk Knoxville – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Sue Dvorsky

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, Aaron Gernes talks with Iowa Democratic Party Chair Sue Dvorsky about what she thinks about the current happenings in the Iowa Legislature and the 2012 elections.

Let’s Talk Pella – Legislative Recap

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven has been working with businesses on unemployment related legislation.

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Iowa Legislature Closing In On Iowa Budget

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

State Representative Jim Van Englenhoven tells KNIA/KRLS News that they are closing in on completion of a state budget.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Iowa Legislative Session Update

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

The 2012 Iowa Legislative session just finished its third week.

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Third Week Of Legislative Session Starts Today

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

The second week of the Iowa Legislative session is behind us, and the third will begin today.

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COC Director Watching Mental Healthcare Reform Legislation Proposals

Posted: Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 at 6:27 am

Mental health care reform has been an issue being discussed during the Iowa Legislature this session. According to Rod Braun, Director of the Christian Opportunity Center several of the proposals he has heard would hurt rural Iowans, either through reductions in funding for programs, or consolidation efforts. He tells KNIA/KRLS News that as generous as the local communities are, a large part of the COC’s funding is supplied through state and federal dollars. Braun says that while he has numerous concerns, he is waiting for an official proposal to hit the floor in the state legislature before he levies any specific criticisms.

Public School Years Could be Measured by Hours Instead of Days

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 6:22 am

The Iowa legislature is discussing a bill that states public school years will now be measured by hours instead of days.

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Knoxville Tax Payers Expected to See Increase in Property Tax to Pay for Schools

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 6:30 am

Iowa lawmakers have yet to make a decision on education funding for the upcoming fiscal year, which makes things difficult for school districts that must have submit their certified budgets to the auditor next month.

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Knoxville Fire Chief Has Mixed Feelings About Proposed EMS Requirements

Posted: Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 6:28 am

According to Iowa code, each community in the state is required to have fire protection but new bill that has been proposed in the legislature would also require cities to have Emergency Medical Service as well.

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Iowa Legislature Works to Help Businesses Create Jobs

Posted: Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

The Iowa legislature is working to create a more favorable climate for job creation in the state.

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Knoxville Superintendent Says Three Main Legislative Issues Could Impact the District

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:26 am

This year’s legislative session will likely have a large impact on our local school districts.

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McKinley Says Job Creation and Budget Cuts are the Top Two Priorities

Posted: Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 6:30 am

In just one month the 84th Iowa General Assembly will convene and job creation and budget cuts will be two of the top priorities.

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Pella Lawmaker Says State Spending is Impacting Property Taxes

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The 2010 Legislative Session adjourned last week at the Statehouse in Des Moines, and now the decisions made by lawmakers over the last few months will start being put into effect.

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Pella Lawmaker Reflects as Session Comes to a Close

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Despite initial plans to have adjourned last Thursday, the Iowa Legislative session has carried over into this week, and lawmakers appear to have at least a day or two of work ahead of them.

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Session Likely to End on Schedule, says Rep. Van Engelenhoven

Posted: Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Iowa lawmakers aimed to complete the current legislative session in eighty days at the outset of the session, and State Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven of Pella thinks that goal will be met.

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Pella Lawmaker says Early Retirement Bill is Part of Budget Reductions

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 am

An Early Retirement Package Bill has been signed by Iowa Governor Chet Culver after the bill passed the Legislature earlier this session.

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Van Engelenhoven Expresses Concern Over Proposed Labor Bills

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The majority party at the Statehouse in Des Moines has again introduced labor legislation to be debated, and that has one local lawmaker concerned about the message that state legislators are sending Iowans.

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Iowa Lawmakers Face ‘Funnel Week’

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 6:28 am

It’s funnel week at the Statehouse in Des Moines.

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