Columns from Representative Tom Jeneary

Representative Tom Jeneary — Week Four

This will be a busy week in the legislature.  On Monday, February 11th we will debate K-12 funding for education for the 2019-2020 school year. This package will provide Iowa school districts with an additional $89.3 million in new funding next year. Included in that number is $7.8 million in additional funding to reduce transportation…

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Representative Tom Jeneary — Week Three

Last week concluded the third week of the 2019 Iowa Legislative Session. We have been assigned bills by the Committee Chairs and have begun the process of meeting in subcommittees to vote whether or not to advance the bill to the full committee. These are some items that will be of interest to the people…

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Representative Tom Jeneary — Week Two

Democrats Take Aim at Gun Owners House Democrats appear to have made a strategic decision to draft legislation aimed at diminishing gun rights. Multiple bills have been submitted to the House Public Safety Committee that seriously limit Iowans firearm rights, hurt local businesses, and criminalize everyday activity. House File 124 makes it illegal to sell…

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Representative Tom Jeneary — Week One

Governor Reynolds Reveals Budget for FY 2020 & FY 2021 On Tuesday, Governor Kim Reynolds revealed her plan for state spending in fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The Governor’s budget proposes to spend $7.6585 billion from the General Fund in FY 2020, which would be an increase of 0.51 percent over her revised FY 2019…

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