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Dems: A ‘serious, meaningful step forward for Iowa’s local schools’

February 3, 2015
Dems: A ‘serious, meaningful step forward  for Iowa’s local schools’

For Immediate Release:  February 3, 2015 (Des Moines) Democratic members of the Iowa Senate today announced a plan to increase state aid to schools to ensure that every Iowa child gets the best education possible and that they are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future. The Senate Democratic plan calls for a…

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Dems: Gronstal: Iowans tell us our future depends on high-quality local schools

January 29, 2015

  Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal January 29, 2015 The session took a bad turn this week. When it comes to supporting Iowa’s kids, Governor Branstad and House Republicans missed the mark. Republicans are offering Iowa families overcrowded classrooms, fewer teachers, fewer advanced classes, and more outdated materials. That won’t help grow and strengthen Iowa’s…

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Dems: Jochum: Iowa is losing our educational lead because other states invest more

January 29, 2015

In the last election Governor Branstad ran on Iowa’s economic recovery. On Tuesday, Republicans voted to keep Iowa students in a recession.

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Dems: Jochum: Iowa is losing our educational lead because other states invest more

January 29, 2015

In the last election Governor Branstad ran on Iowa’s economic recovery. On Tuesday, Republicans voted to keep Iowa students in a recession.

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Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

January 27, 2015
Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

January 27, 2015
Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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Dems: Governor, you are right: State support for Iowa students needs to catch up to our competitors

January 26, 2015

Governor Branstad, when it comes to investing in local education, Iowa does need to catch up. We need to start NOW rather than falling further behind.

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Dems: Investing in students: Iowa has fallen far enough

January 23, 2015

We often hear that education is Iowa’s number one priority… Yet Iowa’s business leaders repeatedly say that our shortage of skilled workers hurts their ability to attract new businesses.  Iowans want a high wage, high skill economy. However, our current lack of investment in education is setting the stage for a low-wage, low-skill economy for…

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