Iowa Senate

Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

February 11, 2015
Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

“The decision by the Branstad-Reynolds Administration to fire another whistle blower is shameful and disgusting. It is particularly disturbing because I sent a letter last fall to the Governor asking for assurance that the Branstad-Reynolds Administration would not take retaliatory actions against Susan Ackerman and other whistleblowers who were still working at Workforce Development and…

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Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

February 11, 2015
Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

“The decision by the Branstad-Reynolds Administration to fire another whistle blower is shameful and disgusting. It is particularly disturbing because I sent a letter last fall to the Governor asking for assurance that the Branstad-Reynolds Administration would not take retaliatory actions against Susan Ackerman and other whistleblowers who were still working at Workforce Development and…

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Dems: UNI program is leader in innovation and job training

February 11, 2015

One of the most important jobs of the Legislature is to invest in long-range economic development to ensure future growth across Iowa. When we invest in our state universities, we’re fueling an engine for growth. Our state universities educate our workforce, advance research and development, and provide businesses with innovative services. The University of Northern Iowa’s…

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Dems: UNI program is leader in innovation and job training

February 11, 2015

One of the most important jobs of the Legislature is to invest in long-range economic development to ensure future growth across Iowa. When we invest in our state universities, we’re fueling an engine for growth. Our state universities educate our workforce, advance research and development, and provide businesses with innovative services. The University of Northern Iowa’s…

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Dems: Iowa needs more skilled workers to expand middle class

February 11, 2015

Iowa has a shortage of skilled workers. Employers say it’s the No. 1 obstacle to growing our economy. A new report from the Iowa Student Aid Commission highlights the need for training and education after high school. The Condition of Higher Education in Iowa 2014 reports that 36 percent of working-age Iowans hold an associate’s degree or…

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Dems: Iowa needs more skilled workers to expand middle class

February 11, 2015

Iowa has a shortage of skilled workers. Employers say it’s the No. 1 obstacle to growing our economy. A new report from the Iowa Student Aid Commission highlights the need for training and education after high school. The Condition of Higher Education in Iowa 2014 reports that 36 percent of working-age Iowans hold an associate’s degree or…

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Dems: Improving access to quality healthcare services

February 10, 2015

Becoming the healthiest state in the country isn’t just about eating nutritious foods and making time for exercise. Iowans also deserve access to affordable health insurance and good healthcare providers – doctors, nurses and others – in our local communities. Unfortunately, Iowa lags behind much of the nation in healthcare workforce recruitment. In particular, Iowa…

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Dems: Improving access to quality healthcare services

February 10, 2015

Becoming the healthiest state in the country isn’t just about eating nutritious foods and making time for exercise. Iowans also deserve access to affordable health insurance and good healthcare providers – doctors, nurses and others – in our local communities. Unfortunately, Iowa lags behind much of the nation in healthcare workforce recruitment. In particular, Iowa…

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Dems: Details of the Senate Democrats’ local school funding proposals

February 10, 2015

Details of the Senate Democrats' local school funding proposals

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Dems: Details of the Senate Democrats’ local school funding proposals

February 10, 2015

Details of the Senate Democrats' local school funding proposals

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