GOP: Meet Our Members – Ron Jorgensen

GOP: Meet Our Members – Ron Jorgensen

Representative Ron Jorgensen is currently serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 6th District which includes Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff. Rep. Jorgensen is the Chairman of the Education committee and Vice Chair of the Ethics committee, and also serves on the Economic Growth and Labor committees. Ron has been a lifelong…

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Dems: Helping Iowans prevent overdose deaths

The recent autopsy results for Iowan and former New York Giant Tyler Sash shines a prominent light on the rise in fatalities caused by opiate overdose. According to a recent report from the Trust for America’s Health, prescription drug and heroin overdose deaths have climbed in Iowa, just as they have nationwide. We could prevent…

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Dems: Harvest weight proclamation aids farmers in hauling harvest

Governor Branstad has signed a proclamation to allow overweight loads throughout harvest season. The proclamation took effect September 25 and expires after 60 days. The proclamation allows vehicles transporting soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit, for the duration of the proclamation. For complete…

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Dems: Grant can help reduce diesel emissions from school buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing $7 million to replace and retrofit older school buses. Public and private school bus fleet owners can apply by October 30 to update older diesel buses. Replacing these buses will decrease pollution, improve air quality and reduce students’ exposure to toxins. School buses eligible for replacement include engine…

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Dems: Local REAP meetings being held this fall

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies are taking place this fall, giving Iowans a chance to improve outdoor recreation, soil and water, historical resources, land management and more. Meetings will begin with an open house at 6 p.m., followed by the assembly at 6:30 at the following dates and locations. For more information, go…

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Dems: Governor’s irresponsible tax proposal delayed

This week, Iowans faced an unprecedented attempt to create a massive corporate tax cut when the Branstad Administration circumvented the traditional legislative process. In 2013, the Branstad Administration asked the Legislature to exempt machinery and equipment used in manufacturing from sales tax. While the idea has merit, we’d approved a $300 million business property tax…

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Dems: Senator urges Branstad-Reynolds Administration to keep hawk-i out of the “managed care mess”

Iowa Senate News Release State Senator Janet Petersen Contact: (515) 991-6311 For Immediate Release: October 15, 2015    Senator urges Branstad-Reynolds Administration to keep hawk-i out of the “managed care mess” Iowa children deserve to keep successful health care program    (Des Moines)  A key state senator is asking the Branstad-Reynolds Administration to reconsider their…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Megan Jones

GOP: Meet Our Members – Megan Jones

Representative Megan Jones is currently serving her second term in the Iowa House.  She represents Iowa’s 2nd District, which includes Spencer and Emmetsburg. Rep. Jones is the Chairwoman of the Environmental Protection committee, and also serves on the Education, Judiciary, and Local Government committees, as well as the Agriculture & Natural Resources budget subcommittee. Megan, originally born and raised in Harlan,…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Megan Jones

GOP: Meet Our Members – Megan Jones

Representative Megan Jones is currently serving her second term in the Iowa House.  She represents Iowa’s 2nd District, which includes Spencer and Emmetsburg. Rep. Jones is the Chairwoman of the Environmental Protection committee, and also serves on the Education, Judiciary, and Local Government committees, as well as the Agriculture & Natural Resources budget subcommittee. Megan, originally born and raised in Harlan,…

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