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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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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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