Iowa Senate Democrats

Dems: Wednesday: Legislators host discussion about “Medicaid for All” proposal for Iowa

June 20, 2017

State Senator Matt McCoy and State Representative John Forbes invite the public to a public discussion of their “Medicaid for All” solution to Iowa’s health insurance mess. The goal is to ensure that every Iowan has access to more affordable and reliable health insurance. The event will be held at Des Moines Central Library, 1000…

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Dems: Des Moines to Host Largest Annual Gathering of Midwestern Lawmakers

June 15, 2017

The state of Iowa will host the Midwest’s largest annual gathering of state and provincial legislators this summer in Des Moines.

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Dems: Senator Mathis responds to appointment of new DHS director

June 14, 2017

The selection of Jerry Foxhoven is a positive step. His inclusive style will serve him well as he digs into the work that needs to be done with the department.

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Dems: Quirmbach responds to tuition increase at Iowa’s state universities

June 8, 2017

Republicans in charge of state government must reverse course to keep higher education affordable for Iowa families. Today, the Board of Regents voted to again increase tuition at Iowa’s three state universities this fall. That increase was prompted by more than $30 million in Republican cuts to our universities during the 2017 session.

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Dems: McCoy statement to Oversight Committee on DHS and failure to protect abused children

June 5, 2017

"On behalf of children who have fallen through the cracks at the Iowa Department of Human Services, I am grateful that you have decided to convene a Government Oversight Committee meeting to look into the staffing, general welfare practices, internal p...

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Dems: Top Senate Democrat on tax committee invites Governor to support bipartisan tax reform

June 5, 2017

“Iowans deserve a tax system that is fair to everyone, not just the special interests,” Jochum said. “Because of the state’s cobbled together tax policies, many Iowans believe the system is rigged against them. Iowans deserve a tax system that works for all of us and increases prosperity for more Iowans.”

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Dems: Senate Democratic Homebase on protecting children at-risk of abuse

June 2, 2017

This page will be continually updated with Iowa Senate Democratic information on protecting children at risk of abuse.   Monday, June 5, in Room 116 of the Iowa Statehouse: Livestreamed at www.facebook.com/IowaSenateDemocrats/ Agenda: https://www.facebook.com/IowaSenateDemocrats/photos/a.389387896777.168459.137369756777/10154581857646778/?type=3   March 20th [...]

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Dems: Senators respond to DHS Director Palmer retirement

May 31, 2017

Senators Ragan and Mathis respond to the retirement of DHS Director Palmer.

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Dems: Appropriations – All-Bill Summary 2017 (with vetoes noted)

May 30, 2017

All funding-related bills passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed into law for 2017. The Governor vetoed some of the provisions in four of the bills. #ialegis #iagov #statefunding #appropriations

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Dems: Ways & Means – All-Bill Summary 2017

May 30, 2017

All tax-related bills passed by the Legislature & signed into law for 2017. #ialegis #iagov #taxes #statetaxes #revenue

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