Iowa Senate

Dems: Renew your driver’s license at new locations around Iowa

June 12, 2015

Twenty-four locations around the state now house Motor Vehicle self-service kiosks, where Iowans can renew or replace their driver’s license and ID cards. The kiosks offer customers convenience, choice and control by making government services more accessible and saving taxpayer time and money. You can renew at a kiosk if: You have a valid Iowa…

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Dems: Senate Education Chair asks if Governor Branstad will approve funding for K12 schools

June 8, 2015

“And here we are, 25 days from the beginning of the school year, and even at this late date, and even though the details of this propose were public knowledge almost a month ago, even at this late date, the Governor’s office has not committed to approving this expenditure! I hope that we pass this…

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Dems: 2015 Session Highlights

June 5, 2015

This year, Senate Democrats fought to provide greater economic security for Iowa families by standing up for workers and investing in skills training, job creation and the best educational opportunities from preschool through college. While we hoped to accomplish much more, we ultimately chose compromise over gridlock. We balanced the state budget in a fiscally…

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Dems: Senator Majority Leader Mike Gronstal’s 2015 Closing Statement

June 5, 2015
Dems: Senator Majority Leader Mike Gronstal’s 2015 Closing Statement

Legislating is about finding common ground. This year, common ground was hard to find, especially on two issues that matter most to Iowans—the education of our children and the future of our economy. Senate Democrats argued that, after several lean years for local schools, Iowa’s improving economy makes it possible to reinvest in Iowa’s next…

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Dems: President Pam Jochum’s 2015 Closing Statement

June 5, 2015
Dems: President Pam Jochum’s 2015 Closing Statement

We need a state budget that paves the way to a more prosperous future. That’s why Senate Democrats fought so hard to adequately fund education from pre-school through higher education at our state universities, private colleges, and community colleges.

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Dems: Outline of budget deal released: ‘We chose compromise over gridlock’

June 1, 2015

For immediate release: June 1, 2015     DES MOINES – Iowa Senate leaders today released more details about a joint agreement that balances the state budget responsibly and continues efforts to grow Iowa’s middle class. “This agreement is the result of bipartisan negotiations where Democrats fought hard for priorities that will expand Iowa’s middle…

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Dems: Bipartisan priorities deserve a vote in the house

May 31, 2015

As we near the end of the 2015 session, there are many bipartisan issues that have been overlooked in the Iowa House. This includes initiatives to make our communities safer, improve health care and boost quality of life that won the support of Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa Senate. Among them are efforts to:…

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Dems: Iowa’s historic sites open for summer

May 30, 2015

With summer vacation getting under way, it’s a great time to plan a visit to our state’s historic sites: Learn about the early inhabitants of Iowa at the Hopewell burial mounds at Toolesboro along the Great River Road or at the Blood Run National Historic Landmark on the Big Sioux River. See the homes and…

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Dems: Keeping higher ed affordable will strengthen Iowa economy

May 30, 2015

For many, school does not stop with high school graduation. Increasingly, good jobs require higher education or worker training. Iowans of all ages and backgrounds need access to college to build a better future for themselves and their families. Ideally, these opportunities should be as affordable as possible. Taking on massive student debt is another…

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Dems: Free fishing in Iowa, June 5-7

May 29, 2015

Iowa residents may fish without a license on June 5, 6 and 7 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ free fishing weekend. DNR staff will be at popular fishing spots across the state to help beginner anglers get started. They will assist with setting up fishing poles and distribute small kits with…

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