Dems: 3 ways Iowa is ensuring safety & justice for victims

Iowa is taking positive steps to help survivors of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking and violent crimes. Here are three recent pieces of good news: A new $2 million federal grant will help the state test a backlog of sexual assault kits and investigate and prosecute rape cases. The Crime Victim Assistance Division…

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Dems: 3 ways Iowa is ensuring safety & justice for victims

Iowa is taking positive steps to help survivors of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking and violent crimes. Here are three recent pieces of good news: A new $2 million federal grant will help the state test a backlog of sexual assault kits and investigate and prosecute rape cases. The Crime Victim Assistance Division…

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Dems: Senate Oversight Chair Hogg asks Governor to detail facts behind claimed savings due to Medicaid privatization

Dems: Senate Oversight Chair Hogg asks Governor to detail facts behind claimed savings due to Medicaid privatization

Senator Rob HoggState Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, chair of the Senate Oversight Committee, has requested that Governor Branstad provide for any facts which support the Governor’s claims that privatizing Iowa’s Medicaid program will save money without hurting services. T

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Dems: Senate Oversight Chair Hogg asks Governor to detail facts behind claimed savings due to Medicaid privatization

Dems: Senate Oversight Chair Hogg asks Governor to detail facts behind claimed savings due to Medicaid privatization

Senator Rob HoggState Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, chair of the Senate Oversight Committee, has requested that Governor Branstad provide for any facts which support the Governor’s claims that privatizing Iowa’s Medicaid program will save money without hurting services. T

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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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