Posts With Keyword ‘Jim Van Engelenhoven’

Tulip Time Royalty Visits Iowa Legislature

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The 2010 Pella Tulip Time Queen and court visited the statehouse in Des Moines Thursday.

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Iowa House to Review Government Reorganization Bill

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 6:29 am

Iowa lawmakers will continue to focus on streamlining and reorganizing state government at the Statehouse this week.

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Pella Lawmaker Expresses Concern over Proposed Sick Leave Mandate

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Members of an Iowa House committee have been debating a proposed piece of legislation that would mandate the amount of sick leave that employers give their workers.

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State Rep. from Pella Discusses Legislative Deadline

Posted: Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 6:29 am

The end of this week marks second of two self-imposed deadlines for Iowa lawmakers.

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Pella Pastor Delivers Prayer to Legislators

Posted: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The pastor of a Pella church provided the opening prayer for lawmakers at the Statehouse in Des Moines earlier this week.

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Pella Lawmaker says Early Retirement Bill is Part of Budget Reductions

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 am

An Early Retirement Package Bill has been signed by Iowa Governor Chet Culver after the bill passed the Legislature earlier this session.

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Van Engelenhoven Expresses Concern Over Proposed Labor Bills

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 6:27 am

The majority party at the Statehouse in Des Moines has again introduced labor legislation to be debated, and that has one local lawmaker concerned about the message that state legislators are sending Iowans.

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Iowa Lawmakers Face ‘Funnel Week’

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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It’s funnel week at the Statehouse in Des Moines.

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Local Lawmakers to Take Part in Forum in Pella

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Two of Marion County’s state lawmakers will attend a legislative coffee on Saturday to meet with constituents in their district.

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Local Lawmaker Drafts Legislation to Cut Expenses for Mental Health Services

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 6:27 am

Discussion over how to reduce spending on the state’s mental health services continues among state lawmakers, and one area lawmaker believes he has a good place to start that doesn’t include closing down any of the state’s institutions.

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Local Lawmaker says Streamlining May Not Have All the Answers

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Members of the majority party in both the Iowa House and Senate have indicated that before lawmakers begin breaking down the 2011 State budget, they would like to address a proposed streamlining of state government.

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Information Released on Local Lawmakers’ Campaign Contributors

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2010 at 6:29 am

In a related story to information earlier reported this week by KNIA/KRLS News, information on the sources of financial contributions for the re-election campaigns of our area state lawmakers was recently filed with the State of Iowa.

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Area Lawmakers to Speak at Forum in Pella

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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Two of Marion County’s state lawmakers will attend a legislative coffee next Saturday to meet with constituents in their district.

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Information on Campaign Finances for Local Candidates Released

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Information on campaign finances for those seeking to become a state elected official was filed with the State of Iowa last week.

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Area Lawmaker Announces Re-election Bid

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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A local lawmaker has announced plans to seek re-election to his position in the Iowa Legislature.

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Local Lawmakers Expresses Concerns About Budget Process

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The Iowa Legislature will convene a week from Monday, and as lawmakers look toward the upcoming session, there is little doubt that balancing the state’s budget will be one of the most challenging issues facing legislators.

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Area Lawmaker Prepares for Upcoming Session

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 6:31 am

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The second session of the 83rd Iowa General Assembly will convene in a little more than a week, and as state lawmakers return, they will bring with them a variety of concerns that constituents in their districts have addressed.

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Pella Woman to Run for Iowa House

Posted: Sunday, December 27th, 2009 at 6:23 am

A Pella woman has announced plans to run for the Iowa House of Representatives.

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Pella Woman to Run for Iowa House

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 6:23 am

A Pella woman has announced plans to run for the Iowa House of Representatives.

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Area Lawmakers Voice Opinions on State Budget Situation

Posted: Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 6:27 am

Iowa lawmakers have offered up plenty of criticisms, and even a few preferred options to Governor Culver’s 10% across-the-board cut in state spending, but one local lawmaker is saying that with a decision made, it will likely be the task of the Iowa House and Senate to remedy the issue.

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