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Dems: Future Caucus leads renewable energy tour

August 12, 2019

This Wednesday, August 14, Iowa reporters are invited to cover all or part of a tour of several Iowa renewable energy success stories. Organized by a bipartisan group of state legislators, the goal to learn how Iowa’s renewable energy industry understands its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in today's economy. 

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Oversight Committee should investigate DHS chief allegations, resignation

July 22, 2019

A 2017 state law requires that the reason for firing (or demanding the resignation of an employee) is made public. Reynolds has declined to explain why Foxhoven was asked to resign and claims no documents related to his termination exist.

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Dems: Statement on latest privatized Medicaid contracts

July 10, 2019

Gov. Reynolds has again agreed to give the MCOs the largest dollar increases for Medicaid in the last decade. The publicly managed Medicaid system grew at an average of 5% each year over a 10-year period before privatization. Last year, the increase was 8.4%. The increase announced today is a whopping 8.6%!

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Dems: Fight for medical cannabis reforms continues

July 1, 2019

Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program will keep fighting for much-needed reforms vetoed by Gov. Reynolds. In April, HF 732 passed the Iowa House 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate 40 to 7.

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Dems: Spread the word about abuse hotline

June 26, 2019
Dems: Spread the word about abuse hotline

The Iowa Attorney General’s office recently established a new toll-free hotline for adult survivors to report child sexual abuse. This is an important step to ensure that survivors of child sex abuse get the justice [...]

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Dems: Iowans urged to ask legislators to stand by votes

June 24, 2019

Iowans pushing to overturn Gov. Reynolds' veto of medical cannabis reforms are more than halfway to their goal of calling for a special session. HF 732 was overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House (96-3) and Senate (40-7).

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Dems: Statement on appointment of new DAS director

June 20, 2019

We have seen numerous problems in recent years – multi-million dollar harassment settlements, hush money payments, understaffing that puts at risk the safety of state workers,  and unfair bargaining tactics, and biased hiring and procurement practices – that need to be addressed, not ignored.

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Dems: Statement on Governor’s explanation of DHS shakeup

June 18, 2019

If the Governor has been working behind closed doors for nearly six months on a new direction, a new team and a new vision for the Department of Human Services, she needs to back up her rhetoric with positive action.

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