GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Employers a #BetterDeal in 2017

GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Employers a #BetterDeal in 2017

Iowa’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in several years and continues to remain lower than most states. But there’s more that we can do to ensure that Iowa businesses are equipped to succeed and Iowa’s economy continues to grow.  Barriers to innovation need to be broken down and more certainty and opportunity are…

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Dems: Waukon Nurse Lori Egan To Run for Iowa House

Lori Egan, a nurse from Waukon, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 56th House District, which includes all of Allamakee County and parts of Clayton County. “I’m running for the Iowa House because Clayton and Allamakee counties are being forgotten by the politicians in Des Moines,” Egan said. “As a 30 year resident of Waukon…

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

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: Veterans Programs Take Hit in GOP Budget

This year, the GOP-led Legislature reduced support for key programs used by Iowa veterans. One such area that saw a significant shortage is the Veterans Home Ownership program. The program received $2 million for FY 18, a reduction of $500,000. This program provides $5,000 to veterans to be used for house down payments and closing…

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Dems: K-12 School Investment 3rd Lowest in Iowa History

Iowa schools will get the 3rd lowest increase in basic state funding in Iowa’s history next year. That’s according to the plan approved by Republican lawmakers this session. The shortfall in school funding again next year means seven of the last eight years have been the lowest funding levels in the history of Iowa. Signed…

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

"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

“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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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

Education for Iowa’s children is one of our top priorities and House Republicans are committed to providing a world-class education for Iowa’s students. During the 2017 legislative session, House Republicans increased funding for K-12 education, provided more funding flexibility, and allowed for more decision making at the local level.  Most importantly, House Republicans broadened the…

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

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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