Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Senator Ernst Joins Bipartisan Effort For Timely DoD Audit “It is imperative that subsequent, annual audits continue as planned.” By U.S. Senator Joni Ernst February 4, 2019 U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Angus King (I-ME) and 23 bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees in sending…

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Weekly Iowa Crops and Weather Report

NAIG FINAL 2018 IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT Monday, November 26, 2018 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has commented on the final Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service for the 2018 growing season. “Iowa farmers have dealt with numerous challenges throughout the growing season, including…

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

  Monday, February 4, 2019 Grassley, Wyden Invite 7 Major Pharmaceutical Companies to Drug Pricing Hearing Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ranking Member Ron Wyden of Oregon today invited seven major pharmaceutical companies to testify before a committee hearing on February 26, 2019, on drug pricing in the United States, the second…

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Rep. Brian Best (Iowa House District 12)

Tuesday, February 18 , 2019 2019 Week Five Legislative Newsletter Rural Nursing Home Issues Rural nursing homes in Iowa are facing financial challenges. The reason is that they are taking on more Medicaid recipients as a percentage of the total number of residents. Secondly, as assisted living services come to smaller towns, fewer people are…

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Rep. Steven Holt

Freedom Watch 2/14/19 The Case for Judicial Reform Week 5 The current system used in Iowa to place judges and justices on the bench is a merit-based system commonly referred to as the “Missouri Plan.” Under this system, Iowa has 14 district court commissions and a state commission. These commissions select nominees to submit to…

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THE SEGEBART REPORT, Senate District 6

The Segebart Report  Friday, February 15, 2019 Week Five 668 Bills have been filed in the Senate and the House. House and Senate Calendars are starting to fill up with bills eligible for floor debate. Floor debate began this week with approval of rules that have existed in the Senate for many years. The Senate…

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Sen. Jason Schultz

The Schultz Perspective 2/11/2019 Floor action will begin soon in the Iowa Senate as we finish Week 4. One of the first bills to pass next week will satisfy an annual deadline involving school funding. Iowa law requires that the Iowa Legislature passes the next year’s supplemental state aid (SSA) number within 30 days after…

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