Mark Smith

Iowa Republicans Have Gone Trump

A guest post from House Leader Mark Smith As a lifetime resident of Iowa, I am proud of our state’s progressive history. We were vehemently opposed to slavery from our beginning days and we were one of the first states to call for public education for all...

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GOP’s Medicaid Mess Turns Into A Scandal

Guest Post from House Minority Leader Mark Smith The night before Thanksgiving, the GOP’s Medicaid mess turned into a scandal. A judge threw out the WellCare contract for Medicaid privatization because Branstad and his GOP friends broke the rules. The judge also...

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The Governor Who Thought He Was King

Guest Post by House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Our system of government is set up with a series of checks and balances. Right now, Iowans picked a divided government, which means we have to work together to move our state forward. After 21 years in office,...

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