Iowa Senate

Dems: MONDAY – Two key Medicaid meetings at Statehouse on Aug. 29

August 26, 2016
Dems: MONDAY – Two key Medicaid meetings at Statehouse on Aug. 29

Two Medicaid events at the Iowa Statehouse on Monday, Aug. 29: a Medicaid listening post & a Health Policy Oversight Committee meeting.

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Dems: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

August 15, 2016
Dems: Regents asked for details on how UNI presidential search will be “fair and transparent”

State Senators Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls, Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, and Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids are asking the chair of the Iowa Board of Regents for details regarding the search for a new president for the University of Northern Iowa.

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Dems: Private Medicaid is hurting health care

August 11, 2016

Iowa Medicaid providers are struggling under the Branstad-Reynolds privatization plan, according to a recent survey.   The survey was completed by more than 400 doctors, hospitals, local clinics and non-profit health care providers. They have faced hurdles and headaches in providing high-quality care since Iowa’s $5 billion Medicaid program was privatized on April 1.  …

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Dems: Vigilance needed with private Medicaid

August 10, 2016

Senate Democrats are listening and remain committed to addressing the difficulties private Medicaid has created for patients, health care providers and caregivers. We tried to prevent these problems when a bipartisan Senate majority voted to stop the transition to private Medicaid (SF 2125), but the Republican-controlled House refused to consider the bill.   Instead, we…

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Dems: State mental health services more limited than ever

August 9, 2016
Dems: State mental health services more limited than ever

Governor Branstad’s closing of Mental Health Institutes is taking its toll. Iowa is worst in the nation when it comes to the state’s ability to provide inpatient mental health treatment for our citizens. According to the nonpartisan Treatment Advocacy Center, Iowa has only 64 state beds (down from 149 in 2010) for mental health patients—that’s…

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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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