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BIG CHANGES AT DHS
06.17.19
Big news today out of the Department of Human Services - Director Jerry Foxhoven resigned effective immediately.  Department of Public Health Director... Read More...
LEGISLATOR RESIGNING, SENATE COMMITTEE CHANGES
06.14.19
Rep. Lisa Heddens (D-Ames) announces she will resign from the Iowa Legislature, prompting a special election for this Ames sweat.  Rep. Heddens is a... Read More...
Governor Finishes Actions on Bills
05.24.19
With just minutes to spare before the three-day Memorial Day weekend, Governor Kim Reynolds took final action on the remaining bills sent to her this... Read More...
Session Ends!
04.27.19
After late nights and long debates, controversy and agreement, the 2019 Iowa Legislature has adjourned for the year.  They will not come back together... Read More...
State Representative Changes Parties; Now a Democrat
04.23.19
As. hard as we try, we just cannot keep our Guide to the Iowa Legislature updated!!!  First, Sen. Danielson resigned early in session.  Now, Rep. Andy... Read More...


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Legislators introduced 1,653 bill this year - but only 174 were sent to the Governor for a signature.  So far the Governor has signed all the bills sent to him, but he could veto a bill (so it does not become law) and can also line-item veto budget bills (that is, veto parts of a bill while signing the rest into law).

The Governor still has (as of this writing) 67 bills waiting for a signature, including most of the budget bills.  While the Governor has 30 days from the end of session, he will probably act sooner.  Governor Branstad's confirmation hearings have begun, and he will be leaving the state soon to become the Ambassador to China. He will want to wrap up his work at the Capitol soon, so he can concentrate on his new job, and turn over the reigns to Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, who will become Iowa's first woman Governor.

Your advocacy isn't over - ask the Governor to sign (or veto) things you like (or don't like).  You can contact Governor Branstad using our online Grassroots Action Center here.