Dems: Ethics Committee Report – Week 4, 2019

Action between January 31 and February 6 on bills assigned to the Senate Ethics Committee.

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Dems: Natural Resources & Environment Committee Report – Week 4, 2019

Action between January 31 and February 6 on bills assigned to the Senate Natural Resources & Environment Committee.

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Dems: Human Resources Committee Report – Week 4, 2019

Action between January 31 and February 6 on bills assigned to the Senate Human Resources Committee.

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Dems: Commerce Committee Report – Week 4, 2019

Action between January 31 and February 6 on bills assigned to the Senate Commerce Committee.

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and address some of the challenges facing our state. As the Leader of Iowa House Democrats, our caucus is proposing several ideas this year t...

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Dems: Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

Dems: Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

Iowa judges are selected using a merit selection process. A nonpartisan commission nominates qualified individuals to fill each judicial selection. Judicial nominees are then chosen from these merit based nominations from the commissions. Judicial nomi...

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Dems: GOP school funding shortchanges students & schools

It’s disappointing that legislative Republicans are even undercutting the Governor’s level of education spending. Senate Democrats will support a robust education funding plan that will make up for inflationary losses over the past two years and provide a modest increase as well. We believe that a 3 percent increase is what Iowa schools, educators and…

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Dems: Iowa shouldn’t sell off its courts to the highest bidders

As the Judicial Branch’s website notes: ‘Merit selection is designed to emphasize the professional qualifications of applicants for judicial appointment and minimize partisan politics.’ That’s apparently not good enough for Republican politicians.

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Dems: Survey: How can everyday Iowans get ahead?

Dems: Survey: How can everyday Iowans get ahead?

Senate Democrats are committed to improving life for everyday Iowans. With your input, we can make progress in the most effective ways. What would help you, your family and your community get ahead? Please fill [...]

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