Iowa Senate

Dems: Jochum: Iowa is losing our educational lead because other states invest more

January 29, 2015

In the last election Governor Branstad ran on Iowa’s economic recovery. On Tuesday, Republicans voted to keep Iowa students in a recession.

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Dems: Jochum: Iowa is losing our educational lead because other states invest more

January 29, 2015

In the last election Governor Branstad ran on Iowa’s economic recovery. On Tuesday, Republicans voted to keep Iowa students in a recession.

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Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

January 27, 2015
Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

January 27, 2015
Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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Dems: Essay contest for high school students

January 27, 2015

Through March 31, Iowa students in grades 9-11 are invited to celebrate 150 years of Juneteenth by entering an essay contest. Juneteenth is an international observance marking the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. This year’s essay contest theme is “How does education influence freedom, liberty and responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse society?”…

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Dems: Essay contest for high school students

January 27, 2015

Through March 31, Iowa students in grades 9-11 are invited to celebrate 150 years of Juneteenth by entering an essay contest. Juneteenth is an international observance marking the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. This year’s essay contest theme is “How does education influence freedom, liberty and responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse society?”…

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Dems: Trees for Kids grants available for spring

January 26, 2015

Through March 2, grant applications are being accepted for “Trees for Kids” grants, which pay up to $5,000 for landscape trees and mulch for schools and communities to involve youth in planting trees on school grounds and other public property. For information about how to apply for a spring Trees for Kids grant, go to www.iowadnr.gov…

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Dems: Governor, you are right: State support for Iowa students needs to catch up to our competitors

January 26, 2015

Governor Branstad, when it comes to investing in local education, Iowa does need to catch up. We need to start NOW rather than falling further behind.

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Dems: Derelict Building Grants can improve rural communities

January 26, 2015

Through February 27, communities with populations of up to 5,000 can apply for grants to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures. Funding also can help with asbestos removal, inspections and environmental site assessments. More information, applications and additional resources are available at www.iowadnr.gov. Just search for “derelict buildings”.

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Dems: Derelict Building Grants can improve rural communities

January 26, 2015

Through February 27, communities with populations of up to 5,000 can apply for grants to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures. Funding also can help with asbestos removal, inspections and environmental site assessments. More information, applications and additional resources are available at www.iowadnr.gov. Just search for “derelict buildings”.

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