Dems: Iowa State Senators applaud decision to delay Medicaid privatization

The decision today by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to delay implementation of Medicaid privatization is a victory for Medicaid recipients and providers. The decision echoes many of the concerns that thousands of Iowans have been telling us for months: the privatization plan proposed by the Branstad/Reynolds Administration is too much, too…

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Dems: Iowa State Senators applaud decision to delay Medicaid privatization

The decision today by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to delay implementation of Medicaid privatization is a victory for Medicaid recipients and providers. The decision echoes many of the concerns that thousands of Iowans have been telling us for months: the privatization plan proposed by the Branstad/Reynolds Administration is too much, too…

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Dems: Veteran Pat Ritter Announces Run for House District 55

Dems: Veteran Pat Ritter Announces Run for House District 55

Today, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and West Union attorney Pat Ritter announced he will run for State Representative in House District 55, which includes parts of Winneshiek, Fayette, and Clayton Counties. “In the Marines, I learned how to work through disagreements to carry out a common mission,” said Pat Ritter. “Our Representatives in Des Moines…

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Dems: Manchester Resident Montgomery Announces Bid for District 96

Dems: Manchester Resident Montgomery Announces Bid for District 96

Former Monticello City Councilwoman Reenie Montgomery announced today that she will run for state representative in District 96, which includes Delaware County and part of Jones County (Monticello and Anamosa). “After serving on the city council and working with law enforcement in both Delaware and Jones Counties, I’m ready to serve our communities at the…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Norlin Mommsen

GOP: Meet Our Members – Norlin Mommsen

Representative Norlin Mommsen, of DeWitt, is serving his first term in the Iowa House. He represents House District 97, which consists of portions of both Clinton and Scott Counties.  Comanche, LeClaire, and DeWitt make up the major population centers in the district. Norlin was raised in Miles, graduated from East Central High School, and attended the Farm…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Norlin Mommsen

GOP: Meet Our Members – Norlin Mommsen

Representative Norlin Mommsen, of DeWitt, is serving his first term in the Iowa House. He represents House District 97, which consists of portions of both Clinton and Scott Counties.  Comanche, LeClaire, and DeWitt make up the major population centers in the district. Norlin was raised in Miles, graduated from East Central High School, and attended the Farm…

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GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – Time to Question the Status Quo

GOP: Under the Golden Dome, Too – Time to Question the Status Quo

One of the biggest concerns during this transition has been that the timeline is too aggressive and it’s moving too quickly.  However, safeguards have been put in place to ensure that Medicaid recipients experience minimal disruption of services.  For physical and mental health services, there will be a 6 month transition period from January 1…

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GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

(DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement regarding the December Revenue Estimating Conference meeting: “The revenue picture is now clear.  Revenue for the next fiscal year is $7.327 billion, an increase of $153.1 million compared to last year. It’s good news that Iowa’s economy continues to grow, however, it…

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GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

(DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement regarding the December Revenue Estimating Conference meeting: “The revenue picture is now clear.  Revenue for the next fiscal year is $7.327 billion, an increase of $153.1 million compared to last year. It’s good news that Iowa’s economy continues to grow, however, it…

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