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Dems: Voting tools for Iowans with disabilities

October 17, 2016

Voting at the polls can present unique challenges to Iowans with disabilities, including military veterans.  Iowa is one of the nation’s leaders in voting accessibility. We want to make sure all Iowans are fully able [...]

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Dems: Expanding skilled workforce is key to growth

October 16, 2016

Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers has been our biggest obstacle to economic growth. Investing in education and job training can change that. Good education and worker training lead to better-paying, high-quality jobs, and a skilled, [...]

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Dems: Boosting Iowans’ income & employment

October 14, 2016

The Iowa economy is steadily moving in the right direction, and I’m working to ensure that continues. Iowans deserve good jobs and fair pay that reward their hard work. It’s also good news that we [...]

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Dems: Danielson organizes listening post State of Iowa’s vision and support for UNI

September 8, 2016
Dems: Danielson organizes listening post State of Iowa’s vision and support for UNI

State Senator Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls is organizing a public listening post at the University of Northern Iowa from 11:30 AM to 1 PM on Thursday, September 15, in the University Room of Maucker Union. Senator Danielson, the chair of the Senate State Government Committee, has invited Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, Senate chair…

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Dems: Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

September 8, 2016
Dems: Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

On Monday, September 12th, there will be a conference call on the current status of Iowa Medicaid with officials from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The September 12th call will occur from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The call-in number is 1-888-456-0279 and the access code is: 4499957.

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Dems: On Medicaid “…Iowans should be heard first.”

August 29, 2016

Opening Comments at the August 29th Statehouse Medicaid Listening Post by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Senate Co-Chair of the Health Policy Oversight Committee   “I’m glad we are holding a Medicaid listening post today at the Iowa Statehouse.  And I am glad you are here to share your experiences with the committee. In the…

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Dems: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

August 15, 2016
Dems: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

State Senators Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls, Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, and Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids are asking the chair of the Iowa Board of Regents for details regarding the search for a new president for the University of Northern Iowa.

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Dems: Documents referenced in Iowa Senate YouTube videos

July 25, 2016

Collection of links to documents referenced in Iowa Senate Youtube videos. Newest documents are listed first.

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Dems: Mathis: Medicaid Oversight Law takes effect July 1 in midst of continued problems

June 30, 2016
Dems: Mathis: Medicaid Oversight Law takes effect July 1 in midst of continued problems

Today I want to highlight the Medicaid oversight reforms which go into effect tomorrow, July 1. I also want to draw attention on the continuing problems the Medicaid mess is creating for Iowa families and Iowa health care providers. Medicaid beneficiaries and providers will take questions about problems created by the mismanaged transition from publicly-managed…

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Dems: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

June 6, 2016
Dems: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

A successful, high quality, Iowa health care program is being dismantled based on deliberate sabotage by the Branstad Administration. Skilled Iowa caregivers who provided services to children at the Independence MHI have lost their jobs. In the end, Iowa kids and Iowa tax dollars will be sent out-of-state for health care that had been provided…

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