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07.01.20
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07.01.20
Governor Kim Reynolds finished signing the 113 bills sent to her during this year's legislative session.  She line-item vetoed the budget bill,... Read More...


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GOVERNOR FINISHES WORK OF 2018 SESSION

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Governor Kim Reynolds had until June 4 to sign bills that were sent to her by the Legislature this year. Last week she finished that work, signing all but one bill into law and approving nearly everything in the budget bills.  

The Governor selectively vetoed (called a line-item veto) only one section in the Health/Human Services Budget - language requiring the University of Iowa to give an out-of-state durable medical equipment provider space at their hospital to renovate and resell used equipment. The Governor said the state should not favor one provider over another, and instead encouraged a formal bidding process, giving in-state and out-of-state providers the same opportunity.

In the following pages, we will focus on the issues we know many Iowans with disabilities are talking about, including Medicaid managed care. You can read details about each bill tracked this year in our online BIll Tracker (www.infonetiowa.org/news/bill-tracker/).