Posts Tagged ‘ Fiscal Responsibility ’

Dems: Appropriations Ranking Member on year-end balance

September 26, 2018

The Governor is cheering today because there's still money in the state's bank account. That would be great news if she and the Republican-controlled Legislature hadn't slashed funding for job training and higher education, reduced protections for seniors and other vulnerable Iowans, and made health care less accessible for thousand of Iowans.

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Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

August 24, 2018
Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen on GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers  “Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers received a gut punch today because of the mismanagement of privatized Medicaid by Governor [...]

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Dems: Proposal to close UI Labor Center is “latest gut punch” to Iowa workers

July 10, 2018

I am deeply disappointed at the proposed closure the UI Labor Center. This proposal is the latest gut punch to Iowa workers and their families. This is a terrible time to even consider closing the UI Labor Center.

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Dems: Dem Leaders: Labor Center will close because of misplaced GOP priorities

July 10, 2018

This is not the first negative consequence of Republican fiscal mismanagement. The Republican budgets for our three universities have already raised tuition on working families.

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Dems: Still no answers on Medicaid mess

June 18, 2018

The failure by the Reynolds Administration to come clean with Iowa taxpayers is even more reason for the State Auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit of Medicaid privatization that explains why it isn’t working.

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Dems: Statement from Senate Dem Leader on signing of GOP tax scheme

May 30, 2018
Dems: Statement from Senate Dem Leader on signing of GOP tax scheme

Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are putting our state at greater financial risk with a tax scheme that is a bad deal for most Iowans. The legislation signed into law today is bursting with giveaways to millionaires, wealthy corporations and people who don’t live in Iowa.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on passage of GOP tax scheme

May 5, 2018

Republicans passed a tax giveaway bill today that gives most of the benefits to out-of-state companies and millionaires.  It’s a bad deal for most Iowans. It will raise property taxes and result in cuts to health care, job creation, education and other services.

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Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Iowans still paying price for GOP’s budget crisis and broken promises

April 26, 2018

The budget package being approved today by Senate Republicans is more bad news for Iowa families, seniors, students and communities. If Iowans managed their family budgets like this, they’d be forced to declare bankruptcy.

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Dems: Senate Democratic Budget Leader on GOP budget gridlock & mismanagement

April 17, 2018

The gridlock between Senate Republicans, House Republicans and Governor Reynolds is making their budget mess even worse. The budget targets released today by Senate Republicans are more proof that the budget crisis is hurting Iowans.

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