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Dems: Jochum 2016 End of Session Remarks

Dems: Jochum 2016 End of Session Remarks

In my opening remarks for the 2016 General Assembly, I posed a challenge to craft a fiscally responsible budget that was fair to all Iowans and that would help build an economy that works for everyone.  As the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone said, “We all do better, when we all do better.” Although Iowa’s…

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GOP: Senator Bill Dix’s 2016 Session Closing Remarks

Thank you Madame President. When session began this year I commented on the need for state government to be fiscally prudent and instill the kind of fiscal discipline into the state budget that Iowa families put into their own budgets. Now, nearly five months later,…

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Dems: 2016 Session Highlights

Dems: 2016 Session Highlights

During this tight budget year, Senate Democrats fought to maintain economic security for Iowa families by standing up for workers and investing in skills training, job creation and the educational opportunities from preschool through college. We hoped to accomplish more, but chose compromise over gridlock.…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks

GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks

(DES MOINES) – Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered closing remarks on the 2016 session to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are her remarks,…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Closing Remarks

GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Closing Remarks

(DES MOINES) – House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) delivered closing remarks on the 2016 session to the Iowa House of Representatives today.  The following are his remarks, as…

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Dems: 2016 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith

2016 Legislative Session: Closing Day Remarks from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Thank you, Madam Speaker. And thank you to Majority Leader Hagenow as well. It has been a privilege…

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Dems: Gronstal 2016 End of Session Remarks

Dems: Gronstal 2016 End of Session Remarks

During this session—with bipartisan support—the Iowa Senate approved strong Medicaid oversight protection. Unfortunately, that legislation was largely rejected by the Iowa House.

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Dems: Remarks on the HHS Conference Report

Dems: Remarks on the HHS Conference Report

April 29, 2016 by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Chair of the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee This is the conference committee report on the HHS budget. The…

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Dems: Iowa Arts Council invites nominations for arts awards

Through June 6, the Iowa Arts Council is accepting nominations for arts awards recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a significant impact on the vitality of the arts…

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