House Republican Caucus Newsletter

July 3, 2013
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House Republican Caucus Newsletter

A new July 2013 newsletter is available for viewing.  Click the link below to see a PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 7-3-2013 In this edition: Governor Completes Action on Budget What’s Next For Education Reform Online Renewal for Driver’s Licenses

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Administration Delays Key ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

July 3, 2013
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Administration Delays Key ObamaCare Insurance Mandate

From Fox News The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying a major provision in the health care overhaul, putting off until 2015 a requirement that many employers offer health insurance. The announcement was made late Tuesday by the Treasury Department, at the beginning of the holiday week while Congress was on recess. It…

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Americans Say Economy Is Top Worry for Nation’s Future

July 2, 2013
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Americans Say Economy Is Top Worry for Nation’s Future

From Gallup By Alyssa Brown Federal debt ranks as second-most common worry Economic issues dominate Americans’ concerns about the nation’s future. Americans say the economy (17%) is their greatest worry or concern for the future of the United States, followed by the federal debt (11%). Five percent or more also mention jobs and international wars…

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Rolling Billboards to Promote Iowa Destinations, Travel Across State

July 1, 2013
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The Iowa Tourism Office and nine Convention and Visitors Bureaus have partnered with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to provide rolling billboards that encourage travel in Iowa. Nine ABD trucks have been wrapped with images from Ames, Burlington, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City/Coralville, Newton, Okoboji, Sioux City and Waterloo. Each truck also carries…

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Governor’s office releases appointments made to boards and commissions since March 1

July 1, 2013
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The governor’s office today released a list of all appointments that have been made to boards and commissions since March 1, 2013. The appointments are as follows: Agricultural Development Board (Senate confirmation required) Lyle Borg, Pella Stacie Euken, Wiota John Fredrickson, Gowrie Mark Leonard, Holstein Annette Townsley, Louisa Council on Agricultural Education April Hemmes, Hampton…

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Upmeyer Praises RSLC Pledge to Recruit 300 New Women Candidates

July 1, 2013
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Upmeyer Praises RSLC Pledge to Recruit 300 New Women Candidates

Last Friday, as part of a nationwide event led by Republican leaders and elected officials, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced a commitment to recruiting 300 new women candidates as part of the 2013-2014 election cycle’s Right Women, Right Now initiative of the Future Majority Project. Right Women, Right Now advisory board member Linda…

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Governor issues disaster proclamation for Jackson County

June 28, 2013
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Today, Governor Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for one county in response to recent storms and flooding. The Governor’s proclamation, for Jackson County, allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the storms and flooding. Additional information on storms and flooding may be found…

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Notable Bills Effective July 1, 2013

June 28, 2013
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Notable Bills Effective July 1, 2013

The following is a list of notable bills that will be going into effect on July 1st. Click here to see a PDF version of this list. Appropriations Items of Note Going into Effect on July 1 in Senate File 452: Iowa Tuition Grants – The state will increase the maximum amount a student at Iowa’s…

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Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds’ public schedule

June 28, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released their public schedules for Monday, July 1, 2013 – Thursday, July 4, 2013. Please note the administration’s weekly press conference will take place outside on the west side of Finkbine Street. The Robert D. Ray Conference Room will serve as setting should there be inclement…

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