Posts Tagged ‘ Fiscal Responsibility ’

Dems: Senate Democrat responds to Governor’s new tax plan

February 13, 2018

Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, lead Democrat in the Iowa Senate on tax issues, responded to Governor Kim Reynolds’s newly released tax plan. Senator Jochum noted that the plan does not address corporate tax credits -- the fastest-growing part of the state budget -- and raises other concerns.

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Dems: Republican Senators reject proposal to ensure community college students don’t pay price for harassment judgment

February 8, 2018

All 29 Republican State Senators today rejected a proposal to ensure that community college students aren’t on the hook for a sexual harassment judgment against Republican Senators and staff.

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Dems: Water quality deserves a REAL solution

January 23, 2018

Water quality is a real problem that deserves a real solution. SF 512 fails to ensure accountability through monitoring to measure whether the state is achieving the goal of cleaner water and healthier soils.

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

December 18, 2017
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: Iowans are still paying price of failed GOP policies

December 11, 2017

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: Petersen to top Senate Republicans: “Release sex harassment findings”

November 16, 2017
Dems: Petersen to top Senate Republicans: “Release sex harassment findings”

In the wake of  a $1.75 million settlement, Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen today called on the top two Senate Republicans leaders --  Senate President Jack Whitver and Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix -- to release to the public the findings of their internal investigation of sexual harassment.

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Dems: Latest revenue estimates show Republican policies continue to damage job growth and economic opportunities

October 15, 2017

"Today’s updated revenue estimates are more evidence that Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are continuing to break those promises to Iowans. That’s bad, bad news for Iowa families and their communities, especially those living in smaller towns and rural ares."

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Dems: Sign up for Iowa Public Retirement Alerts

October 10, 2017

Every worker deserves a secure retirement. That includes the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who contribute part of each paycheck to one of our state's public retirement systems. Iowa's public retirement systems are well managed and fiscally sound. How...

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Dems: Iowa taxpayers’ money going to pay for GOP misdeeds

September 28, 2017
Dems: Iowa taxpayers’ money going to pay for GOP misdeeds

Iowans are rightfully disgusted by the harassment, discrimination, and retaliation against Kirsten Anderson and other legislative staff. They are outraged that their tax dollars are going to be used to pay $1.75 million because of the misconduct and mismanagement by Republican Senators.

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Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

September 21, 2017
Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

“Yesterday Governor Kim Reynolds made the astoundingly false claim that she has managed the state budget ‘without cuts to education.’  That’s a real whopper!  The truth is that the mid-year budget cuts (Senate File 130) sliced a total of $31.5 million from education.  The $4.5 million cut from the Iowa Department of Education was just…

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