Iowa Senate

Dems: Test your home for radon

January 24, 2015

January is Radon Action Month. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that may cause lung cancer with long-term exposure. More than 50 percent of homes in Iowa have an elevated radon level, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s the largest percentage in the country, but it can be fixed with simple and…

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Dems: Test your home for radon

January 24, 2015

January is Radon Action Month. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that may cause lung cancer with long-term exposure. More than 50 percent of homes in Iowa have an elevated radon level, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s the largest percentage in the country, but it can be fixed with simple and…

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Dems: Student achievement not keeping up with other states

January 24, 2015

The Legislature and Governor must make sure that every child gets the best education possible so that all Iowans can compete for the jobs of the future. This session, that means increasing the state’s commitment to public schools, students and teachers. The good news is that in spite of shortfalls in school funding, Iowa teachers…

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Dems: Investing in schools keeps Iowans competitive

January 23, 2015

Strong Iowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that prepares students for good jobs and strengthens our middle class. Business leaders say Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers hurts their ability to grow and operate competitively. That means our state’s continued success depends on support for Iowa students and schools at all levels. Other states…

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Dems: Investing in students: Iowa has fallen far enough

January 23, 2015

We often hear that education is Iowa’s number one priority… Yet Iowa’s business leaders repeatedly say that our shortage of skilled workers hurts their ability to attract new businesses.  Iowans want a high wage, high skill economy. However, our current lack of investment in education is setting the stage for a low-wage, low-skill economy for…

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