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Tour the Capitol
Chart outlines the process from submitted budget requests to passage (from October 1-July 1).
Budget Process in Iowa
This document gives an in-depth look at the budget process in Iowa.
Guide to the Iowa General Assembly
A guide detailing all aspects of the Iowa General Assembly.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Explains the process a bill goes through from introduction to enactment.
How an Idea Becomes a Law
Details the process from an idea into law, represented in flow chart form.
Iowa Legislature and U.S. Congress
Outlines the differences between the Iowa Legislature and the U.S. Congress.
Includes information on LSA, LIO, Capitol Tours, the legislative website, contacting legislators, and the Law Library.
Participation and Organization in Making Iowa Laws
Details how citizens can influence lawmaking by contacting their elected officials.
The Three Branches of Government
Details the three branches of government in Iowa: legislative, executive, and judicial.
What Are Legislators?
Discusses the definition and duties of legislators.