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Added by Monona_Area_Knights on April 29, 2018 at 9:02pm — No Comments
The Iowa legislative session is in overtime as lawmakers are into their third week of not receiving their per diem expense checks. However, the session may end this week as Gov. Kim Reynolds and House and Senate Republican leadership have announced a deal on a tax reform plan, one of their key priorities.
The actual legislative language has not yet been made available. A key question is whether the tax cuts will allow adequate revenues for public education, Medicaid, public safety, a…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 29, 2018 at 6:15pm — No Comments
It appears that Republican leaders in the Iowa House and Senate are getting closer to an agreement on tax reform and the state budget.
The House is proposing an increase in state spending of $235 million and a $7.5 billion budget. The Senate is proposing $5 million less overall, with slightly more for education and human services, and slightly less for the “standing appropriations” bill and justice systems.
Regarding tax reform, the Senate has proposed a $2 billion cut over…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 22, 2018 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Bob Melcher, Council 8178, is in serious condition in Iowa City with a brain bleed. Please pray for him and his family, friends, Council brothers and other associates.
Brother Bob is a charter member of …Continue
Added by Monona_Area_Knights on April 22, 2018 at 3:03pm — No Comments
"Why Encourage Membership in Knights? It’s an Opportunity to Grow in Jesus Christ" by Father Benedict Croell
Click here for the one-page article. (Taken from page 2 of the…Continue
Added by Ossian Knights on April 17, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 State Free Throw Competition!
Boys 9 Girls 9…Continue
The Iowa Catholic Conference was disappointed that Gov. Reynolds signed the immigration enforcement bill, Senate File 481, last week. The Catholic bishops of Iowa had sent a letter to the governor asking for a veto.
In a statement regarding the bill, the bishops said, “Our energy, therefore, should be directed toward finding a solution so that immigrants are welcome here, and as a consequence, strengthen our communities with their families, enrich our social fabric by their faith and…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 15, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Click here for 4th Quarter Membership Incentives.
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Added by District 15 Knights on April 14, 2018 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Senate File 481, the immigration enforcement bill, passed the Iowa House and Senate last week and is going the governor for her signature. The Iowa Catholic Conference opposed the bill. Among other provisions, the bill requires local jails to comply with all requests from ICE (immigration control) to hold immigrants, even when federal law does not require it. People would be held for possible deportation when they otherwise normally would get released.…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 9, 2018 at 9:16am — No Comments
Typically Holy Week is a slower week at the State Capitol. That was true this year as well. Three issues of interest did not see any floor or committee action:
The good news is that Senate File 481, immigration enforcement, was not debated last week in the House. We believe advocates’ efforts are having an impact and slowing the bill down. There’s still time to contact your legislator.
Senate Study Bill 3206 passed out of subcommittee last week but has seen no further action…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 2, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments