Dems: Iowa needs more skilled workers to expand middle class

Iowa has a shortage of skilled workers. Employers say it’s the No. 1 obstacle to growing our economy. A new report from the Iowa Student Aid Commission highlights the need for training and education after high school. The Condition of Higher Education in Iowa 2014 reports that 36 percent of working-age Iowans hold an associate’s degree or…

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Dems: Iowa needs more skilled workers to expand middle class

Iowa has a shortage of skilled workers. Employers say it’s the No. 1 obstacle to growing our economy. A new report from the Iowa Student Aid Commission highlights the need for training and education after high school. The Condition of Higher Education in Iowa 2014 reports that 36 percent of working-age Iowans hold an associate’s degree or…

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Dems: Improving access to quality healthcare services

Becoming the healthiest state in the country isn’t just about eating nutritious foods and making time for exercise. Iowans also deserve access to affordable health insurance and good healthcare providers – doctors, nurses and others – in our local communities. Unfortunately, Iowa lags behind much of the nation in healthcare workforce recruitment. In particular, Iowa…

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Dems: Improving access to quality healthcare services

Becoming the healthiest state in the country isn’t just about eating nutritious foods and making time for exercise. Iowans also deserve access to affordable health insurance and good healthcare providers – doctors, nurses and others – in our local communities. Unfortunately, Iowa lags behind much of the nation in healthcare workforce recruitment. In particular, Iowa…

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Dems: Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session

Dems: Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session

Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. A vibrant ag economy is critical to a strong economy and creating jobs in communities across Iowa. The legislature must  work together to repopulate those areas, while capitalizing on the strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and improve…

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Dems: Details of the Senate Democrats’ local school funding proposals

Details of the Senate Democrats' local school funding proposals

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Dems: Details of the Senate Democrats’ local school funding proposals

Details of the Senate Democrats' local school funding proposals

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Dems: Reversing the slide in support for Iowa’s schools

Prepared remarks by State Senator Tod Bowman, Education Committee Member  and teacher at Maquoketa Community High School Education funding must always be our state’s #1 priority. When you consider all funds — regardless of source —  Iowa now invests more than $1,600 per student LESS than national average. That puts Iowa 35th in per student…

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Dems: Reversing the slide in support for Iowa’s schools

Prepared remarks by State Senator Tod Bowman, Education Committee Member  and teacher at Maquoketa Community High School Education funding must always be our state’s #1 priority. When you consider all funds — regardless of source —  Iowa now invests more than $1,600 per student LESS than national average. That puts Iowa 35th in per student…

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