Iowa Senate

Dems: State Government – week of April 13, 2015

April 20, 2015

HF 585 – Safe at Home   FLOOR ACTION: HF 585 establishes a Safe at Home program for victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, human trafficking or stalking. The program is administered by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. The Safe at Home program is an address confidentiality program. The Secretary of State’s office establishes…

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Dems: Local Government – week of April 13, 2015

April 20, 2015

SF 167 –County official severance pay ban HF 507 - Sewer delinquent accounts under Utility Management Organizations   FLOOR ACTION: SF 167 prohibits county elected official severance pay. The House amended the bill to also mandate a separate vote by a county board of supervisors on any compensation increase for county elected officials. [4/13:47-1 (Dearden…

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Dems: Medicaid Privatization: What Iowans need to know

April 16, 2015

1) (Below) President Jochum Transcript from the April 16th, 2015 – Iowa Democratic Legislative Leaders Press Conference 2) Lessons Learned from the Kansas experience with Managed Care of MedicaidDocument, from the Disability Rights Center of Kansas 3) Medicaid Managed Care Informational Powerpoint: the Disability Rights Center of Kansas   President Jochum Transcript   April 16th, 2015 – Leaders Press Conference…

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GOP: No Place Like Home: Senate District 38

April 16, 2015

"I ran for office because I wanted to support agriculture, the occupation of my father, grandfather, and countless families throughout Senate District 38."

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GOP: No Place Like Home: Senate District 38

April 16, 2015

"I ran for office because I wanted to support agriculture, the occupation of my father, grandfather, and countless families throughout Senate District 38."

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Dems: Opening Remarks on SF 484: Safe, legal, regulated medical cannabis for Iowa families

April 15, 2015

Opening remarks on SF 484 by Senator Joe Bolkcom SF 484 would create a safe, legal, affordable, effective, highly regulated way for Iowans and their families to access medicines made from cannabis. Sick and suffering Iowans are asking for our help. They are asking us because Washington, D.C., is broken. The simple truth is that…

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Dems: Opening Remarks on SF 484: Safe, legal, regulated medical cannabis for Iowa families

April 15, 2015

Opening remarks on SF 484 by Senator Joe Bolkcom SF 484 would create a safe, legal, affordable, effective, highly regulated way for Iowans and their families to access medicines made from cannabis. Sick and suffering Iowans are asking for our help. They are asking us because Washington, D.C., is broken. The simple truth is that…

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Dems: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 15, 2015

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Driving requires three types of attention: visual, manual and cognitive. If drivers get distracted, they may take their eyes off the road (visual), their hands off the wheel (manual) and their minds off driving (cognitive). At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell…

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Dems: Week of the Young Child

April 14, 2015

The importance of a child’s earliest years in shaping their learning and development cannot be overstated. April 12–18 is the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and…

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Dems: Fostering charitable giving in Iowa communities

April 14, 2015

Iowa Community Foundations are nonprofit organizations that provide grants to meet local needs, build philanthropy and create endowments for the long-term benefit of charitable projects and programs. Their work enhances local arts and culture, the environment, education, human services, health and more. While at the Statehouse, representatives of Iowa’s Community Foundations recently highlighted two state…

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