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Dems: Wednesday: Legislators host discussion about “Medicaid for All” proposal for Iowa

State Senator Matt McCoy and State Representative John Forbes invite the public to a public discussion of their “Medicaid for All” solution to Iowa’s health insurance mess. The goal is to ensure that every Iowan has access to more affordable and reliable health insurance. The event will be held at Des Moines Central Library, 1000…

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Dems: Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

The legislature made several changes to stop domestic abuse this session, including mandatory minimums for repeat offenses of domestic abuse and better tracking and monitoring of abusers. The approved bill creates new mandatory minimum sentences for repeat offenses of domestic abuse. A mandatory minimum sentence…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Families a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa is already a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but House Republicans want to do more to support Iowa families.  In order to move Iowa forward, we need a positive environment where families have opportunities to thrive and grow. House Republicans…

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Dems: Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

Significant criminal justice reform measures were passed by the legislature this year. Senate File 445 will bring the penalties for crack cocaine offenses more in line with powder cocaine penalties.…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 15, 2017

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – June 15, 2017

A new version of the June 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 6-15-17 In this edition: The Budget Lesson…

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Dems: Des Moines to Host Largest Annual Gathering of Midwestern Lawmakers

The state of Iowa will host the Midwest’s largest annual gathering of state and provincial legislators this summer in Des Moines.

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Dems: Senator Mathis responds to appointment of new DHS director

The selection of Jerry Foxhoven is a positive step. His inclusive style will serve him well as he digs into the work that needs to be done with the department.

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Dems: Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Laws Changed

Iowa workers injured on the job would receive less medical care and benefits under a plan approved by Republican lawmakers this year. For around 100 years the Iowa’s workers’ compensation…

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Dems: GOP Lawmakers Limit Health Decisions for Women

Iowa women will face new restrictions on difficult medical decisions next year while also having less access to family planning and cancer screening services. In the closing days of the…

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