Fight for medical cannabis reforms continues

July 1, 2019 Senate Staff 0

Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program will keep fighting for much-needed reforms vetoed by Gov. Reynolds. In April, HF 732 passed the Iowa House 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate 40 to 7.

What’s it like to be a Senate page?

May 3, 2018 Senate Staff 0

“I have always been interested in politics, so I was thrilled when I discovered there is a way to get involved at a young age. I believe that it’s important to gain real-world experience in a career field before deciding to go into it…. I hoped being a page would help me figure out if politics is where I should be headed.” –Tali Tesar of Clear Lake

Iowa tax bill needs closer look

February 26, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Last week, Republicans who control the Iowa Senate came out with a 130-page, $1 billion tax plan. Much like what happens in Washington D.C., we’ve seen no spreadsheets to give us a sense of the […]

Restoring rights to working Iowans

February 7, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Senator Nate Boulton, ranking member of the Labor & Business Committee, introduced two workers’ rights bills. SF 2185 would allow injured Iowa employees to choose their own doctors. SF 2186 restores the collective bargaining rights abruptly taken away from several hundred thousand Iowa workers last year. 

2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees

December 11, 2017 senate intern 0

“IPERS and Iowa’s other public pension plans are secure, strong, and sustainable. Some current legislative proposals to change IPERS could break the promise we have made to hard working Iowans since 1953,” said Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald.