Dems: Legislators highlight Cedar Rapids recycling success

Before Iowa repeals the bottle bill signed by Governor Bob Ray nearly 40 years ago, it is important for legislators and the public to know how it is actually working today.

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Dems: Former Educator and Community Leader Rita DeJong to Run for Iowa HD 6 Special Election

Sioux City, Iowa — Rita DeJong, community leader, mother of two, and former educator from Sioux City, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 6th House District which includes Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, Bronson, and Salix. “I’ve made the dec...

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Dems: McCoy and Forbes file bill for public health care option

State Senator Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, and State Representative John Forbes, D-Urbandale, filed a bill today that will make health care more accessible and affordable for Iowans.  Called the Healthy Iowans for a Public Option (HIPO), the new plan would give the 72,000 Iowans on the individual market another health insurance option.

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Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

Iowa’s outstanding health insurance for children is at risk due to the Congressional failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Without federal action, the state of Iowa faces millions more in costs even though 44,000 fewer children would be insured.

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Dems: Democrats call on Statehouse Republicans to ‘put Iowans back in control of Medicaid’

In a letter emailed today to Governor Reynolds and Republican lawmakers, Iowa’s Democratic state legislators are asking for bipartisan cooperation during the 2018 session to end Iowa’s failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 14, 2017

GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 14, 2017

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 12-14-17 In this edition: Revenue Estimating Conference Leaves FY 2018 Unchanged, Small Revision to FY 2019 Iowa’s High School Graduation Rate Still Top in the Nation Latest Iowa School Report Card Released Managed Care Transition Update All House Republican newsletters are…

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GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement following today’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) meeting: “Iowa’s economy continues to grow but at a slower rate than originally anticipated.  Agriculture plays a large part in our economy and when corn is selling for $3 per bushel, it’s going to have a significant effect on the…

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Dems: Iowans are still paying price of failed GOP policies

Statehouse Republicans adopted a my-way-or-the-highway approach to budget and policy decisions during the 2017 session. They ignored the voices of working Iowans who were begging them to keep their two biggest campaign promises: Raise family incomes by 25 percent and create 200,000 new Iowa jobs.

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Dems: 2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees

“IPERS and Iowa’s other public pension plans are secure, strong, and sustainable. Some current legislative proposals to change IPERS could break the promise we have made to hard working Iowans since 1953,” said Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald.

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