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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter: First legislative deadline report, Feb. 19, 2018

The first legislative “funnel” deadline was last Friday. That means any bill that has not passed out of a committee by now is, in theory, dead for the session, with the exception of budget and tax bills. However, nothing is dead for certain until the legislature adjourns.Here’s some updates on issues of concern …The Iowa Catholic Conference has been working for many years on legislation to help parents be able to afford the most appropriate education for their children. House Study Bill 651,…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 11, 2018

The first Iowa legislative deadline is coming up. Any non-budget bill has to pass out of a committee in one chamber by Friday to remain eligible.Legislation addressing one of the ICC’s major priorities was introduced last week by the chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls).House Study Bill 651, the “Iowa Student Opportunity Act,” would offer state-funded Educational Savings Grants for some parents to help them choose the educational option that best fits their…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 11, 2018

The first Iowa legislative deadline is coming up. Any non-budget bill has to pass out of a committee in one chamber by Friday to remain eligible.Legislation addressing one of the ICC’s major priorities was introduced last week by the chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls).House Study Bill 651, the “Iowa Student Opportunity Act,” would offer state-funded Educational Savings Grants for some parents to help them choose the educational option that best fits their…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 4, 2018

There was some good news at the State Capitol last week. While the House’s bill to bring back the death penalty, House Study Bill 569, passed out of a subcommittee, it looks like there aren’t enough votes to bring the bill out of the full House Public Safety Committee. Our attention now will turn to the Iowa Senate, where a new bill to bring back the death penalty (Senate Study Bill 3134) was introduced Thursday.Senate File 481 passed out of a House Public Safety subcommittee last week. Among…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 4, 2018

There was some good news at the State Capitol last week. While the House’s bill to bring back the death penalty, House Study Bill 569, passed out of a subcommittee, it looks like there aren’t enough votes to bring the bill out of the full House Public Safety Committee. Our attention now will turn to the Iowa Senate, where a new bill to bring back the death penalty (Senate Study Bill 3134) was introduced Thursday.Senate File 481 passed out of a House Public Safety subcommittee last week. Among…See More
Feb 4
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan.28, 2018

Activity is picking up at the State Capitol as several issues of concern to Catholics are being considered.There is a subcommittee meeting scheduled in the House on Tuesday to consider Senate File 481. This is the immigration enforcement bill that the Iowa Catholic Conference has opposed since it was introduced in the Senate last year. It passed the Senate last April and is being considered in the House.Senate File 481 requires local jails to comply with all requests from ICE (immigration…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan.28, 2018

Activity is picking up at the State Capitol as several issues of concern to Catholics are being considered.There is a subcommittee meeting scheduled in the House on Tuesday to consider Senate File 481. This is the immigration enforcement bill that the Iowa Catholic Conference has opposed since it was introduced in the Senate last year. It passed the Senate last April and is being considered in the House.Senate File 481 requires local jails to comply with all requests from ICE (immigration…See More
Jan 28
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan. 21, 2018

It was another short week at the state Capitol as Iowans celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday last Monday.A bill to bring back the death penalty was introduced Thursday in the Iowa Senate. Senate Study Bill 3042 would allow the penalty of death for the first degree murder of a peace officer. The Iowa Catholic Conference opposes the bill.…See More
Jan 21
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan. 14, 2018

The 2018 session of the General Assembly convened last Monday. Much of the week was taken up by reports to the legislature by the executive branch, courts and the Iowa National Guard. The legislature will come back into session Tuesday, Jan. 16 after taking a break for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.Governor Kim Reynolds delivered her first Condition of the State address last week. She mentioned several items of interest to the Iowa Catholic Conference. The governor stated her commitment…See More
Jan 14
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Legislative session to convene Jan. 8

The second session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly is set to convene on Monday, when legislative leaders will address the chambers to talk about their plans for the session. Coming up on Tuesday is Gov. Kim Reynolds’ first “Condition of the State” speech to the legislature. The Republicans have control of the Senate 29-20 (with one independent) and the House by a count of 58-41 pending a special election.  It appears that the legislature may find it necessary early in the session to make some…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference, Dec. 10, 2017

As often happens at the end of the year, Congress is addressing some important issues related to human life and dignity.Many families affected by migration here in the United States need our support and action today. For example, since 2012, nearly 800,000 undocumented young people have passed background checks, paid a fee, and received permission to live and work in America through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Originally they were brought to the U.S. as minors…See More
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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter: First legislative deadline report, Feb. 19, 2018

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 8:57am 0 Comments

The first legislative “funnel” deadline was last Friday. That means any bill that has not passed out of a committee by now is, in theory, dead for the session, with the exception of budget and tax bills. However, nothing is dead for certain until the legislature adjourns.

Here’s some updates on issues of concern …

The Iowa Catholic Conference has been working for many years on legislation to help parents be able to afford the most appropriate education for…

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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 11, 2018

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 7:37pm 0 Comments

The first Iowa legislative deadline is coming up. Any non-budget bill has to pass out of a committee in one chamber by Friday to remain eligible.

Legislation addressing one of the ICC’s major priorities was introduced last week by the chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls).

House Study Bill 651, the “Iowa Student Opportunity Act,” would offer state-funded Educational Savings Grants for some parents to help them choose the educational option…

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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 4, 2018

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 5:32pm 1 Comment

There was some good news at the State Capitol last week. While the House’s bill to bring back the death penalty, House Study Bill 569, passed out of a subcommittee, it looks like there aren’t enough votes to bring the bill out of the full House Public Safety Committee. Our attention now will turn to the Iowa Senate, where a new bill to bring back the death penalty (Senate Study Bill 3134) was introduced Thursday.

Senate File 481 passed out of a House Public…

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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Jan.28, 2018

Posted on January 28, 2018 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

Activity is picking up at the State Capitol as several issues of concern to Catholics are being considered.

There is a subcommittee meeting scheduled in the House on Tuesday to consider Senate File 481. This is the immigration enforcement bill that the Iowa Catholic Conference has opposed since it was introduced in the Senate last year. It passed the Senate last April and is being considered in the House.

Senate File 481 requires local jails to comply with all…

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