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Dems: Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Governor’s Condition of the State Address

January 12, 2016

“House Democrats believe it’s time for us to work together to make education the top priority of the Legislature again and make sure no Iowan falls through the cracks in the Governor’s rush to privatize Medicaid. I agree with Governor Branstad that we need to boost Iowa’s skilled workforce. We should make sure college and…

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Dems: Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Governor’s Condition of the State Address

January 12, 2016

“House Democrats believe it’s time for us to work together to make education the top priority of the Legislature again and make sure no Iowan falls through the cracks in the Governor’s rush to privatize Medicaid. I agree with Governor Branstad that we need to boost Iowa’s skilled workforce. We should make sure college and…

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Dems: 2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

January 11, 2016
Dems: 2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Legislative Session: Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Welcome back to all of you. And let me first say congratulations to you Madam Speaker and Leader Hagenow. I look forward to working with both of you this session. Last year, a member of this body used a quote from George Santayana that…

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Dems: Veteran Pat Ritter Announces Run for House District 55

December 17, 2015
Dems: Veteran Pat Ritter Announces Run for House District 55

Today, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and West Union attorney Pat Ritter announced he will run for State Representative in House District 55, which includes parts of Winneshiek, Fayette, and Clayton Counties. “In the Marines, I learned how to work through disagreements to carry out a common mission,” said Pat Ritter. “Our Representatives in Des Moines…

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Dems: Manchester Resident Montgomery Announces Bid for District 96

December 16, 2015
Dems: Manchester Resident Montgomery Announces Bid for District 96

Former Monticello City Councilwoman Reenie Montgomery announced today that she will run for state representative in District 96, which includes Delaware County and part of Jones County (Monticello and Anamosa). “After serving on the city council and working with law enforcement in both Delaware and Jones Counties, I’m ready to serve our communities at the…

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Dems: REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE BRANSTAD’S $4.8 BILLION MEDICAID MESS

November 18, 2015

Despite allegations of improper political influence, Rep. Bobby Kauffman and House Republicans are refusing to investigate Governor Branstad’s rush to privatize Iowa’s $4.8 billion Medicaid program. “It’s outrageous that Republicans refuse to investigate the Governor’s Medicaid mess.  At $4.8 billion, it’s the largest contract in state history and health care for 565,000 Iowans is on…

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Dems: Linn County Resident Mark Seidl to Run for State Representative

November 17, 2015
Dems: Linn County Resident Mark Seidl to Run for State Representative

Linn County resident Mark Seidl announced today that he is running for State Representative in District 67, which includes Robins, Hiawatha, and part of Marion. “I am running for the Iowa House because it’s time to put our public schools first again and make them the best in the nation,” said Seidl, a Democrat. “A…

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Dems: Army Vet Dave Grussing Announces Run for State Representative

November 13, 2015
Dems: Army Vet Dave Grussing Announces Run for State Representative

 Army veteran and Armstrong native, Dave Grussing, announced he will run for State Representative in House District 7, which includes Emmet County, Winnebago County, and part of Kossuth County including Algona. “As a veteran of the U.S. Army and former police officer, I’m excited about this opportunity to serve my state and country again,” said…

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Dems: Army Vet Dave Grussing Announces Run for State Representative

November 13, 2015
Dems: Army Vet Dave Grussing Announces Run for State Representative

 Army veteran and Armstrong native, Dave Grussing, announced he will run for State Representative in House District 7, which includes Emmet County, Winnebago County, and part of Kossuth County including Algona. “As a veteran of the U.S. Army and former police officer, I’m excited about this opportunity to serve my state and country again,” said…

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November 3, 2015

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