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Dems: Disaster Relief Assistance Available for Flooding

July 18, 2018
Dems: Disaster Relief Assistance Available for Flooding

Many residents across Iowa have been affected by recent flooding and a Disaster Proclamation has now been issued for the severe weather that occurred June 14th and beyond. The proclamation means Iowans are now eligible to apply for grants through Iowa’...

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Dems: More Privatized Medicaid Challenges; New Dental Plan Changes

July 17, 2018
Dems: More Privatized Medicaid Challenges; New Dental Plan Changes

Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, the results have been disastrous for the people of Iowa. Iowa’s Medicaid Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) may have dentists across Iowa no longer accepting Medicaid patients because the state ...

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Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

July 6, 2018
Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

A dyslexia task force to study and make recommendations on student screening, interventions, teacher preparation and training, classroom accommodations, and assistive technology for dyslexia will start at the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, July ...

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Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

July 6, 2018
Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

A dyslexia task force to study and make recommendations on student screening, interventions, teacher preparation and training, classroom accommodations, and assistive technology for dyslexia will start at the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, July ...

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Dems: DOT Seeks Input for Rest Area Closures

July 3, 2018
Dems: DOT Seeks Input for Rest Area Closures

Iowans can now give their input on how useful rest stops are to travelers. The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is working through a 20-year plan for rest areas, which includes shutting down nearly one-third of rest stops along Iowa interstate h...

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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: 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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