Posts Tagged ‘ Blog ’

Dems: Senate Dem Leader on appointment of new Iowa Human Services chief

September 5, 2019

Iowans need a leader at the Department of Human Services who will stand up for people instead of for-profit companies. Like most Iowans, Senate Democrats are hopeful the new Iowa DHS director will have the courage to help Governor Reynolds fundamentally change course.

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Dems: Mathis named Legislative Friend of Housing

September 4, 2019
Dems: Mathis named Legislative Friend of Housing

State Senator Liz Mathis of Hiawatha has received the 2019 “Legislative Friend of Housing” award at the annual statewide Housing Iowa Conference held in Cedar Rapids.

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Dems: Labor Day: Iowa workers are our best asset

September 1, 2019

As we celebrate Labor Day, Senate Democrats remain committed to fighting for working Iowans, restoring and protecting workplace rights, and ensuring Iowa employees and employers have a fair shot at getting ahead.

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Dems: Continuing the fight for equality

August 26, 2019
Dems: Continuing the fight for equality

One way we can continue the push for equality is through equal pay. In Iowa, it is illegal for an employer to pay some workers less than others for jobs requiring equal skill, effort and responsibility. Nonetheless, wage inequality persists. These wage disparities are enormous over the course of a 40-year career.

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Dems: Third bipartisan “Ag Day” for Iowa legislators

August 19, 2019

This year’s event will focus on new conservation technologies, including terraces, waterways, improvements, tiling and cover crops. John Deere will provide hands-on demonstrations. Ryan Vogel, owner of an earth moving and tiling business, will discuss the impact of recent legislation on cost sharing.

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Dems: Future Caucus tours renewable energy facilities

August 14, 2019
Dems: Future Caucus tours renewable energy facilities

Four state lawmakers who created the Iowa Future Caucus this year led a tour of renewable energy facilities, including an ethanol plant, a biodiesel plant, a wind farm and a solar energy facility.

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Dems: Future Caucus leads renewable energy tour

August 12, 2019

This Wednesday, August 14, Iowa reporters are invited to cover all or part of a tour of several Iowa renewable energy success stories. Organized by a bipartisan group of state legislators, the goal to learn how Iowa’s renewable energy industry understands its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in today's economy. 

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Oversight Committee should investigate DHS chief allegations, resignation

July 22, 2019

A 2017 state law requires that the reason for firing (or demanding the resignation of an employee) is made public. Reynolds has declined to explain why Foxhoven was asked to resign and claims no documents related to his termination exist.

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