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Dems: Consumer Advocate defends successful energy efficiency programs

April 30, 2018

Energy efficiency has saved millions of dollars in energy savings and benefits all customers with lower rates. It has added thousands of jobs in energy efficiency across Iowa. ...As passed by the House, SF2311 is a utility bill good for utilities that will result ultimately in higher rates for customers.

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Dems: Governor Reynolds must expand IFA investigation

April 30, 2018

The investigation must include the victim’s concerns about retaliation; misinformation provided by the Reynolds Administration; the long delay in calling for the independent investigation; an examination of the lease agreement with Hubbell Realty; and a full audit and analysis of expenses and reimbursement to David Jamison.

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Dems: Workers Memorial Day: We stand with Iowa workers

April 27, 2018

Since 1970, OSHA has promised everyone the right to a safe job. Over the years, workers, unions and other advocates have fought to eliminate hazards and save lives. Those gains are now threatened by efforts to overturn worker protections at the state and federal levels, and cuts to safe-workplace enforcement.

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Dems: Statement on complaint against David Jamison

April 26, 2018

Taxpayers deserve full disclosure of all complaints against David Jamison during his tenure in state government. Governor Reynolds should order an investigation into concerns expressed by the victim that there was a culture at the Iowa Finance Authority where she and other staff feared being retaliated against if they filed complaints.

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Dems: Iowans still paying price for GOP’s budget crisis and broken promises

April 26, 2018

The budget package being approved today by Senate Republicans is more bad news for Iowa families, seniors, students and communities. If Iowans managed their family budgets like this, they’d be forced to declare bankruptcy.

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Dems: Judiciary Committee Report – Week 15, 2018

April 18, 2018

HF 2342 – Seizure and disposition of property by DNR; HF 2397 – Employee’s criminal history and employer liability; HF 2443 – Confidentiality of juvenile records and juvenile court jurisdiction. FLOOR ACTION: HF 2342 prohibits [...]

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Dems: Natural Resources Committee Report – Week 14, 2018

April 18, 2018

HF 2466 – Management of spreadable diseases among wild animals   FLOOR ACTION: HF 2466 directs the Natural Resource Commission (NRC) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prevent, control or eradicate infectious or [...]

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Dems: State Government Committee Report – Week 15, 2018

April 18, 2018

SJR 2006 – Amends Iowa Constitution to outline line of gubernatorial succession   FLOOR ACTION: SJR 2006 proposes an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to outline the line of succession if a governor of Iowa [...]

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Dems: Senate Democratic Budget Leader on GOP budget gridlock & mismanagement

April 17, 2018

The gridlock between Senate Republicans, House Republicans and Governor Reynolds is making their budget mess even worse. The budget targets released today by Senate Republicans are more proof that the budget crisis is hurting Iowans.

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Dems: Ways & Means Committee Report — Week 15, 2018

April 17, 2018

SF 2396 – Pilot project for park user fees at Lake Manawa.    FLOOR ACTION: SF 2396 would establish a pilot program for park user fees at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs. The [...]

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