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More Changes in Iowa Legislature

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More news this week!  Two major changes in the Iowa Legislature:

  • New Contact on Tax Issues: Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) is retiring this year, so he has stepped down as Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee.  Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) will take over as Chair immediately; he has been on that committee since 2011 and managed debate on this year's tax bill.  This does not mean he will stay on through the 2019 session, but he will be the main point of contact on tax-related issues over the summer.  Committee chairs are appointed by the party in control, so the decisions for 2019 depend on the outcome of the November elections.
  • Legislator Resigns Ahead of Retirement: Rep. Ken Rizer (R-Marion) has decided to retire a few months earlier than expected.  Rep. Rizer, who is not seeking re-election this year, announced he has taken a job flying private jets out of Des Moines and needs to resign from public office effective May 25.  Because the legislative session is over, the Governor will not call a special election.  Rizer's successor will be chosen in the General Election on November 6.  Currently running for that House seat (HD-68) are Randy Ray (Republican), Molly Donahue (Democrat) and Soctt Foens (Democrat).  The Democrats will face off against each other in the June 6 primary.