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Iowa Lawmakers Pass $2.2 Billion Tax Cut

Governor Reynolds (R- IA) In an effort to jump-start the state’s economy, Iowa lawmakers recently approved a historic tax cut that slashes revenue by more than $2 billion over the next six years. The Republican-dominated legislature pushed the bill through on May 5, which awaits the signature of Governor Kim Reynolds. “Republicans led on tax reform in 2018,” Reynolds said in a release after the bill was passed. “As a result, […]

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Legislative Update: Utah

Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) Governor Herbert has come out strongly opposing voter initiatives that will legalize medical marijuana use and the expansion of Medicaid for low-income Utahns.  Additionally, during his monthly press conference, the Governor endorsed Senate candidate Mitt Romney and US Representative John Curtis who were selected during the GOP state convention, but face primary election opponents who will appear on the ballot as a result of collecting signatures. […]

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Legislative Update: Utah

Utah Legislature poised to override Governor’s veto of bills that address separation of powers The Utah state legislature will convene to vote to override Governor Herbert’s veto of two bills and a budget line-item veto related to the bills. The first bill – SB 171 – authorizes the legislature to intervene in court cases that impact laws passes without depending upon the state Attorney General.  The Governor’s position is that this […]

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Election Preview: Hawaii Gubernatorial Primary

Primary Election: August 11, 2018 General Election: November 6, 2018 Governor David Ige (D- HI) Democratic Governor David Ige is running for a second term as chief executive of the Aloha State. First elected in 2014, Ige defeated Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie in the primary by a 35-point margin—the first time in state history an incumbent was defeated in a party primary. Ige’s first term was highlighted by a homelessness […]

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