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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Congratulations to the 2017-2018 State Winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest!!!
AGE 5-7 WINNER: Nora Harris, Huxley (Representing Council 14393)…Continue
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
AGE 8-11 DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS WINNER: Ellie Hilton, Van Meter (Representing Council 12422)…Continue
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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…Continue
The "travel gavel" is presented to a Council in northeast Iowa for best membership showing at meetings with other Councils. Travel Gavel points are added up over the fraternal year, and the northeast Iowa Council with the most points earns the Travel Gavel. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a way to learn what other Councils are doing, and winning the Travel Gavel is a source of pride for the Council. Attending Travel Gavel meetings is a wonderful…Continue
The Still Agency - servicing over 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, is proud to announce that Field Agent BARRY McNULTY earned Agent of the Month for January 2018!
Barry is a dedicated and true professional. By enhancing and protecting his member's financial security he fulfills his mission to Father Michael McGivney's vision of protection to the widows and…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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This year seven Knights of…Continue
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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…Continue
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Congratulations to Iowa City Council 842 on receiving the 4th place award for International Church Service Program.
Pictured is Grand Knight Darrin Robinson and Worthy State Secretary Paul…Continue
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Author: James Maertens, Council #1961 Stuart
Members of the Iowa Knights of Columbus greatly exemplified their fourth degree duty of patriotism Sunday, December 17th. Members were on…Continue
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2018 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Bowing Tournament
Feb, 24-25; March 3-4; March 10-11; March 17-18, 2018
1301 1st Ave. East, Cascade Iowa 52033 Brother Knight's and GK's,
Cascade's St. Thomas Aquinas Council 930 will be hosting the 59th Annual KC State Bowling Tournament at the Cascade Lanes, 13011st Ave East, Cascade,IA 52033. Team shift will be on Saturday at 11am & 2:30pm. Singles…Continue
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The Knights of Columbus shout out a huge THANK YOU to the citizens of Onawa and the surrounding area for their generous out-pouring of charitable love that made for a successful Christmas Toy Drive!
New, unwrapped toys were donated over a four week period at locations that included Bomgaars, Dollar General, McCloy Chiropractic, Shopko, Stangel Pharmacy, and St. John (Onawa) and St. Bernard (Blencoe) churches.
The donations were presented to Brenda Howland, Director of West…Continue
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