Based on the updated revenue estimates, the Governor and legislators must strategically use available resources– including federal funds and the state’s rainy-day fund – to protect key priorities: education, health care and employment security.
This borrowing scheme follows the failure over the last decade to adequately fund our public universities.
Legislators argue for reforms to Iowa’s medical cannabis program in a news conference Nov. 15, 2019.
Residents of 32 other states — the majority of all Americans — have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2019 Special committee would provide path for bipartisan agreement on medical cannabis — Decision to be made by legislative leaders this Thursday, July 11, at Iowa Statehouse This Thursday, the […]
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.
Iowans pushing to overturn Gov. Reynolds’ veto of medical cannabis reforms are more than halfway to their goal of calling for a special session. HF 732 was overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House (96-3) and Senate (40-7).
Two Iowa lawmakers announced a statewide effort to override Governor Reynold’s last-minute veto to HF 732, a collection of urgently needed Iowa medical cannabis reforms. To override the veto, two thirds of lawmakers in each chamber must request a special session of the Legislature to take action.