Posts Tagged ‘ 2018 Session Information ’

Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 6 Rita DeJong

July 5, 2018
Dems: Meet the Candidate: HD 6 Rita DeJong

Rita DeJong Iowa House District 6 Information Sioux City Website: https://www.ritaforiowa.com/   Rita DeJong is a community leader, mother of two, wife, lifelong Iowan, and former educator from Sioux City. Rita has lived and worked in Northwest Io...

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Dems: New Laws Taking Effect July 1

June 27, 2018
Dems: New Laws Taking Effect July 1

Iowans should be aware of several changes we made to Iowa law beginning on July 1 that could impact their lives. This year, we worked together to expand the mental health system in Iowa, protect victims of gas pump and ATM skimming devices, and took a ...

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

June 1, 2018
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: The Truth About the GOP Tax Bill

In the closing hours of the 2018 session, Republicans rushed through a massive $2.8 billion tax bill with little time to let anyone review the bill or get input from Iowans.  This week, Governor Reynolds signed the bill in to law. Before session began,...

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Dems: Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

May 28, 2018
Dems: Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to thank and support Iowa’s veterans and their families for the services and sacrifices they’ve made for our state and country. Several bills were passed and sent to the Governor this session that will assist v...

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Dems: Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

May 26, 2018
Dems: Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” devices attached to gas pumps and ATM’s. Senate File 2177 gives consumers that seek credit freezes more options. The bill prohibits fees...

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Dems: Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

May 25, 2018
Dems: Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers. Even before session began, lawmakers have been working to make sure Iowans have a strong retiremen...

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Dems: REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

May 24, 2018
Dems: REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources budget this year. The legislature directed $2 million of this funding, though, to state parks. ...

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Dems: Lawmakers Continue the Push to End Medicaid Privatization

May 24, 2018
Dems: Lawmakers Continue the Push to End Medicaid Privatization

Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, the results have been disastrous for the people of Iowa. Since this time, people have been systematically denied critical care, essential medical equipment, and have had their services s...

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Dems: Skills Training a Focus for Iowa Democrats

May 23, 2018
Dems: Skills Training a Focus for Iowa Democrats

Iowa currently faces a skills gap because there are not enough workers possessing the needed skills for the jobs available. Right now, 55% of jobs available in Iowa are middle skill jobs. These jobs require more than a high school diploma but not a fou...

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Dems: Preventing Food Shaming Becomes Law

May 22, 2018
Dems: Preventing Food Shaming Becomes Law

Iowa has become the 9th state to pass a law protecting children from school lunch debt food shaming. Lawmakers in Louisiana and Maine are currently considering bills similar to Iowa’s legislation. Under the bill, the following actions are no longer bei...

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