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Dems: Boulton: Here’s how to provide all working Iowans with paid family leave

January 31, 2018

Senate File 2133 would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for working Iowa families. The leave would be available when Iowans must care for a family member with a serious health condition or to bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster child. The bill also provides for paid medical leave for a personal serious health condition.

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Dems: 2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees

December 11, 2017

“IPERS and Iowa’s other public pension plans are secure, strong, and sustainable. Some current legislative proposals to change IPERS could break the promise we have made to hard working Iowans since 1953,” said Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald.

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Dems: Bipartisan energy reforms can create jobs & boost economy

June 26, 2017

State Senator Chaz Allen of Newton invites Governor Reynolds to back bipartisan energy reforms, creating more jobs for Iowans and boosting our state's clean energy production.

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

June 15, 2017

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: Iowa Legislative Leaders, Governor Branstad Pre-Session Interviews with Iowa Reporters (Video)

January 5, 2017

On January 13, 2017, the Associated Press organized a pre-session news conference with with the leaders of the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad. The meetings were livestreamed on the Iowa Senate Democrats' Facebook Page.

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Dems: Hogg elected leader of Senate Democrats

November 19, 2016

Iowa Senate News Release For immediate release: November 19, 2016 Hogg elected leader of Senate Democrats [Des Moines] At a Statehouse meeting Nov. 19, Democratic members of the Iowa Senate unanimously elected State Senator Rob [...]

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Dems: Stopping the epidemic of overdose deaths

November 3, 2016

Twenty-three Iowans died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the Department of Public Health. A report from the Trust for America’s Health tells us that prescription drug and heroin overdose deaths are climbing [...]

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Dems: Protections for victims of domestic violence

November 2, 2016

This year, Iowa started a “Safe at Home” program for victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, stalking and human trafficking. Dozens of Iowans are now participating in this address confidentiality program administered by the Secretary [...]

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Dems: We all can help fight human trafficking

November 1, 2016

It’s hard to fathom that human trafficking happens at all, much less that it is a growing problem here in the heartland. Human trafficking is the buying and selling of people, who are often forced [...]

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Dems: Iowa is tough & smart on crime

October 31, 2016

Citizens deserve to live free from worry of undue risks and danger. That’s why improving public safety is such an important job for the Legislature. We must be tough on crime and smart on crime, [...]

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