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Dems: Partial review of privatized Medicaid disaster doesn’t answer concerns

November 26, 2018
Dems: Partial review of privatized Medicaid disaster doesn’t answer concerns

A partial review of the Medicaid privatization disaster is a big pile of excuses with no good answers for Iowa taxpayers who are being ripped off. Departing State Auditor Mary Mosiman is one of a long line of Republican politicians who still cannot answer simple questions about the cost and quality of privatized Medicaid.

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Dems: Senate Dems select leadership team

November 13, 2018

We believe every Iowan deserves affordable health care, strong schools and the chance to get ahead. We will work with the Governor and Republican legislators where we can find common ground. But, if we continue to see Republicans push an agenda that hurts the health care, education and financial security of working Iowans, we will…

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Dems: Iowa workers vote for strong unions

October 29, 2018

Our friends and neighbors across the state who work every day to teach our kids, keep our families and communities safe, and protect the most vulnerable Iowans need to have a voice in the workplace. Iowans depend on their voices being heard.

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Dems: HWY 20 shows the promise of rural Iowa investments

October 18, 2018
Dems: HWY 20 shows the promise of rural Iowa investments

"Safe, efficient roads for Iowans, travelers and commerce have been top priorities over my last eight years on the Senate Transportation Committee. We’ve accomplished a lot in that time through bipartisan efforts focused on making Iowa the best place to live, work and do business."

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Dems: Statement on latest revenue estimates

October 16, 2018

The fiscal mismanagement by Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is like a slow train wreck for everyday Iowans. It’s no wonder that Iowans are clamoring for new leadership that will put their needs ahead of the self-interest of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires.

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Dems: Statement on latest revenue estimates

October 16, 2018

The fiscal mismanagement by Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is like a slow train wreck for everyday Iowans. It’s no wonder that Iowans are clamoring for new leadership that will put their needs ahead of the self-interest of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires.

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Dems: Appropriations Ranking Member on year-end balance

September 26, 2018

The Governor is cheering today because there's still money in the state's bank account. That would be great news if she and the Republican-controlled Legislature hadn't slashed funding for job training and higher education, reduced protections for seniors and other vulnerable Iowans, and made health care less accessible for thousand of Iowans.

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Dems: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

September 23, 2018
Dems: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

The U.S. has seen a jump in suicides in recent years, with rural states being hardest hit. Iowa’s suicide rate increased more than 35 percent between 1999 and 2016. Mental illness, economic hardship, relationship problems, [...]

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Dems: Statement from Sen. Pam Jochum on passing of Sarah Jochum, her daughter

August 31, 2018
Dems: Statement from Sen. Pam Jochum on passing of Sarah Jochum, her daughter

“As we mourn Sarah’s passing, our family is also celebrating the impact that Sarah had for 41 years on our lives and the lives of so many Iowans. Sarah taught all of us about unconditional love. Sarah loved everyone and touched so many hearts."

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Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

August 29, 2018
Dems: What happens when you privatize Medicaid?

In a video released Sunday, AJ+ looks at “what happens when a state puts a crucial social safety net in the hands of for-profit companies.” It’s a devastating report on Iowa's Medicaid privatization that features Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, as well as Iowans who are suffering under the #MedicaidMess.

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