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Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 6 Rita DeJong

July 5, 2018
Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 6 Rita DeJong

Rita DeJong Iowa House District 6 Information Sioux City Website: https://www.ritaforiowa.com/   Rita DeJong is a community leader, mother of two, wife, lifelong Iowan, and former educator from Sioux City. Rita has lived and worked in Northwest Io...

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Dems: DOT Seeks Input for Rest Area Closures

July 3, 2018
Dems: DOT Seeks Input for Rest Area Closures

Iowans can now give their input on how useful rest stops are to travelers. The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is working through a 20-year plan for rest areas, which includes shutting down nearly one-third of rest stops along Iowa interstate h...

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 2 Ryan Odor

July 3, 2018
Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 2 Ryan Odor

Ryan Odor Iowa House District 2 Information Spencer Website: https://www.odorforiowahouse.com/   Arts on Grand executive director, lifelong Iowan, and community volunteer Ryan Odor is running for Iowa House District 2. The district includes Palo A...

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 1 Karen Larson

June 29, 2018
Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 1 Karen Larson

Karen Larson Iowa House District 1 Information Spirit Lake Email Address: phoenix4.kl@gmail.com Website: https://www.larsonforhouse.com/   Karen A. Larson is running for the Iowa House Representatives District 1 which includes Dickinson, Lyon, and...

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Dems: New Laws Taking Effect July 1

June 27, 2018
Dems: New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Iowans should be aware of several changes we made to Iowa law beginning on July 1 that could impact their lives. This year, we worked together to expand the mental health system in Iowa, protect victims of gas pump and ATM skimming devices, and took a ...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

June 1, 2018
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

In the closing hours of the 2018 session, Republicans rushed through a massive $2.8 billion tax bill with little time to let anyone review the bill or get input from Iowans.  This week, Governor Reynolds signed the bill in to law. Before session began,...

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Dems: Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

May 28, 2018
Dems: Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to thank and support Iowa’s veterans and their families for the services and sacrifices they’ve made for our state and country. Several bills were passed and sent to the Governor this session that will assist v...

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Dems: Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

May 26, 2018
Dems: Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” devices attached to gas pumps and ATM’s. Senate File 2177 gives consumers that seek credit freezes more options. The bill prohibits fees...

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Dems: Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

May 25, 2018
Dems: Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers. Even before session began, lawmakers have been working to make sure Iowans have a strong retiremen...

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Dems: REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

May 24, 2018
Dems: REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources budget this year. The legislature directed $2 million of this funding, though, to state parks. ...

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