Joe Bolkcom

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Name: Joe Bolkcom
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Paycard Protections Passed by Politicians

Posted Tuesday, April 15th 2014 @ 4pm  by RichardLee@ClearChannel.ComState Senate Tuesday unanimously advancing better protections for Iowans who get "paid in plastic".Iowa City Democrat Joe Bolkcom  floor-managed the bill through the Senate.  He says ... [Published WHO NewsRadio 1040 - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

ABI provides session update

WATERLOO | Iowa Association of Business and Industry President Mike Ralston has watched this legislative session turn from what he describes as one of the most collegial in memory into the same old partisan food fight.Ralston, a former Grundy Center mayor, ... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Mother of drunken driving victim featured in report

DES MOINES | An Orange City mother, whose 10-year-old son was killed in a drunken driving crash in 2009, is featured in a report on victims services released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving to raise awareness about the issues facing victims of drunk ... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Senate OKs tuition freeze

BY | APRIL 08, 2014 5:00 AMThe Iowa Senate approved a $986 million education budget Monday, allowing the state Board of Regents’ universities to freeze some students’ tuition for the 2014-15 academic year.If passed by the House of Representatives and ... [Published Daily Iowan - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

GLOBAL TELECOM SAE : Last Chance to Cut Iowa Losses on Worst Economic Development Deal Ever

DES MOINES, Iowa , April 1 -- The Iowa State Senate Democrats issued the following news release:Senator Joe Bolkcom today introduced legislation to stop the final transfer of $25 million in state tax credits to Orascom . The tax credits were part of more ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Branstad to meet with parents lobbying for medical marijuana

DES MOINES | Gov. Terry Branstad will meet today with parents of epileptic children who will lobby the governor for greater access to cannabis oil.But the governor struck a cautious tone when reporters asked about marijuana legalization during his weekly ... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 2 reports

Senate unveils medical marijuana plan

DES MOINES | Medical marijuana could be brought into the state under a proposal being worked on in the Iowa Senate and made public Wednesday.Only people who suffer from seizures and obtain a prescription from an Iowa doctor could bring medical marijuana ... [Published Globe-Gazette - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 3 reports

Iowa lawmakers continue push for medical marijuana

DES MOINES, Iowa — Though the prospect of legalizing medical marijuana in Iowa is dead for this session, lawmakers continued to raise awareness about the drug's possible benefits Monday.Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, invited current and former Iowa residents ... [Published San Luis Obispo.com - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 3 reports

Lawmaker sees bipartisan movement in support of medical marijuana

DES MOINES | The chief legislative proponent of legalized medical marijuana concedes that his bill is dead for the current legislative session, but he said it's gaining bipartisan support and will be an issue in this year’s Iowa gubernatorial and legislative ... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 2 reports

Capitol Digest: State troopers, drunk driving, medical marijuana,

A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Wednesday, March 19, 2014:More TroopersA House Appropriations subcommittee wants to add $4.9 million to the Justice Systems Budget for 33 more Iowa State Patrol troopers. The ISP had 355 ... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 2 reports

GOP Calls On Senate Democrats To Bring Up Tele-Med Abortion Ban

Des Moines, Iowa — Republicans in the Iowa Senate are calling on the Senate’s Democrats to help advance a bill that would ban so-called tele-med abortions — and key Democrats, in return, say they won’t join what they call the G-O-P’s “war on women.” Senator ... [Published KIWARadio.com - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 2 reports

Republicans want vote on telemedicine abortion ban

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republicans in the Iowa Senate want legislative leaders to revive a measure that would ban the remote distribution of abortion-inducing drugs.The bill cleared the Republican-majority House, 55-42, but has since been declared dead in ... [Published Modesto Bee - Mar 17 2014]

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...of the tax credits needlessly given away by the Branstad Administration ," said Bolkcom, chair of the Senate WaysWays and MeansMeans Committee . "the secret meetings with industry lobbyists backfired when governor branstad overlooked $300 million in federal subsidies available only at the iowa sites. because of that oversight, governor branstad signed the worst iowa economic development deal ever. we can still get some of that money back for iowa taxpayers."
"i think our work is continuing to try to tell the story of why we need to act" Bolkcom said

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Paycard Protections Passed by Politicians [Published WHO NewsRadio 1040 - 11 hours ago]
ABI provides session update [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 14 2014]
Mother of drunken driving victim featured in re... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 09 2014]
Iowa woman featured in Mothers Against Drunk Dr... [Published QC Times - Apr 09 2014]
Iowa House committee approves TIF changes [Published QC Times - Apr 08 2014]
Senate OKs tuition freeze [Published Daily Iowan - Apr 08 2014]
Our opinion: Medical marijuana [Published Sioux City Journal - Apr 06 2014]
GLOBAL TELECOM SAE : Last Chance to Cut Iowa Lo... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 02 2014]
Senators push cannabis-oil bill [Published Daily Iowan - Apr 02 2014]
Iowa lawmaker wants end to Orascom tax credits [Published Kgan - Apr 02 2014]
Branstad to meet with parents lobbying for medi... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Mar 31 2014]
Time for medical cannabis in Iowa [Published QC Times - Mar 29 2014]
Senate unveils medical marijuana plan [Published Globe-Gazette - Mar 26 2014]
Hatch pitches plan for medical marijuana in Iowa [Published QC Times - Mar 26 2014]
Chronicle Editorial [Published Hampton Chronicle Times - Mar 25 2014]
Iowa lawmakers continue push for medical marijuana [Published San Luis Obispo.com - Mar 24 2014]
Medical marijuana advocates plead for legalizat... [Published Sioux City Journal - Mar 24 2014]
Iowa lawmakers continue push for medical marijuana [Published Modesto Bee - Mar 24 2014]
Lawmaker sees bipartisan movement in support of... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Mar 22 2014]
MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Lawmakers ‘Learning More’ [Published WHO-TV - Mar 21 2014]
Interim call to legalize medical marijuana just... [Published Radio Iowa - Mar 21 2014]
Capitol Digest: State troopers, drunk driving, ... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Mar 20 2014]
Iowa Families and Advocates Say Marijuana Debat... [Published KMEG 14 - Mar 20 2014]
Digest: Bipartisan group wants study on Iowa me... [Published Sioux City Journal - Mar 19 2014]
Senate floor remarks: Branstad didn’t know abou... [Published Des Moines Register - Mar 19 2014]
Republicans Fight "Webcam Abortions" in Iowa [Published Town Hall - Mar 18 2014]
Final coffee good to the last drop [Published Daily Iowegian - Mar 18 2014]
Time for medical cannabis [Published Daily Iowegian - Mar 18 2014]
TELEMED ABORTIONS: Senator Calls Other’s Claim ... [Published WHO-TV - Mar 18 2014]
GOP Calls On Senate Democrats To Bring Up Tele-... [Published KIWARadio.com - Mar 18 2014]
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