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Work continues during short week at Capitol

By Dave Rowley - State Senator


This was a very short week in Des Moines. We had debate on Monday on several bills, then gaveled out of session for the day. No debate was scheduled for the rest of this week. As legislators, we return to our citizen jobs until called to return to the Capitol. For the time being, a quick recap for my readers. The following bills were brought to the floor and passed:

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Don't bother typing the phrase into Google or dusting off that old copy of Webster's. You won't find it.

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