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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: Reduce driving distractions in work zones

July 23, 2016

Iowa’s traffic fatalities have been on the rise this year, including fatal crashes in work zones. Distractions are dangerous for any driver, but they can be especially deadly when traveling through a work zone.   The Iowa Department of Transportation is in the midst of its busiest construction season ever, with more than $716 million…

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Dems: Offer your input on I-80

July 22, 2016

The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a study of Interstate 80 and wants your input. The study will be developed and released through a series of reports on the existing conditions of I-80 and strategies to improve the route. Each report will be available online as it becomes available at www.iowadot.gov/interstatestudy/.   The Iowa…

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Dems: How is state government using your tax dollars?

July 21, 2016

Legislators are committed to using your hard-earned tax dollars responsibly on initiatives that ensure Iowa’s working families and small businesses can get ahead. That’s especially true in tight budget times.   Iowa is one of the top 10 states for government accountability, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The organization’s annual Follow the…

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Dems: Register for Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference

July 20, 2016

“Sharing Solutions” is the theme of the 10th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center on July 26 in Ankeny. The conference will focus on current farm challenges, including marketing strategies, financial risk management, rental rates and beginning farmers. Go to www.iowawomeninag.org for a full conference agenda and registration details.  

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Dems: DEADLINE FRIDAY – Share your experience with privatized Medicaid

July 20, 2016
Dems: DEADLINE FRIDAY – Share your experience with privatized Medicaid

Are you an Iowa Medicaid provider? We need to hear from you by FRIDAY. Please take our short survey and tell us about your transition to private care. You do not need to reveal any personal information, such as your name, organization or contact information.

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Dems: Fiscal responsibility is paying off

July 19, 2016

The State of Iowa remains in good financial shape, according to independent analysis by the Iowa State Auditor and others.   Money has been tight, but by sticking to sound budgeting principles, we closed out Fiscal Year 2016 with a surplus of about $80 million. We’re also prepared for a rainy day, with more than…

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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: Tourism grows economy, improves quality of life

June 17, 2016

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all that Iowa has to offer.   Our great quality of life is bolstered by the arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities and amenities are important to local communities. They attract families and young professionals to make Iowa their home, create jobs, draw business investment and boost…

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Dems: Explore our history & culture this summer

June 16, 2016

Local Iowans and visitors looking for interesting things to do this summer have lots of choices. One way to discover places to explore locally and throughout the state is to use the Iowa Culture App. You’ll find more than 3,500 arts, history and culture, and science and nature destinations in all 99 counties. The interactive…

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