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Dems: Lackluster state revenue projections are bad news for Iowans

December 13, 2018

"These lackluster figures (December's revenue projections) are more evidence that the Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are putting the interests of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires ahead of what’s best for working Iowans."

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Dems: Senator-Elect Smith meets 2019 Intern Shelby Young

December 12, 2018
Dems: Senator-Elect Smith meets 2019 Intern Shelby Young

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Senator-Elect Jackie Smith of Sioux City attended an orientation for new members of the Iowa House and Senate at Iowa Statehouse. Newly elected Democratic and Republican legislators met [...]

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Dems: 2019 Iowa Senate Democratic Committee Assignments

December 7, 2018

DES MOINES– Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen released committee assignments today for Democratic State Senators for the 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature. “Democratic Senators are committed to working with the Governor and Republican legislators [...]

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Dems: Health policy oversight committee data

November 30, 2018

Nov 30, meeting of Health Policy Oversight Committee.  Facebook livestream of meeting: http://bit.ly/2QuQ1VJ      

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Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

October 30, 2018
Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

A Northwest Iowa legislator may have mistakenly released the Republican Party of Iowa’s secret plan to “fix” the Medicaid privatization mess. During a forum, State Senator Jim Carlin of Sioux City proposed rationing health care for Medicaid recipients, saying lawmakers should "look into limiting the number of doctor visits" by people on Medicaid.

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Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45 (Updated 10/26/18)

October 26, 2018
Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45  (Updated 10/26/18)

Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45: The bill directs each retirement system to submit a plan to create an alternative defined contribution plan to the public retirement systems committee by October 1, 2018. This is a bad bill – built on a bad idea. While Senate File 45 would get rid of all…

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Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

August 24, 2018
Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen on GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers  “Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers received a gut punch today because of the mismanagement of privatized Medicaid by Governor [...]

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Dems: Jochum to Auditor Mosiman: Open “special investigation” into claims of Iowa Medicaid savings

May 22, 2018
Dems: Jochum to Auditor Mosiman: Open “special investigation” into claims of Iowa Medicaid savings

Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque has formally asked Mary Mosiman, the Auditor of the State of Iowa, to “audit the Iowa Medicaid program and the private managed care companies to document and determine the amount of ‘savings’ generated by privatizing the Iowa Medicaid program.”

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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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