Posts Tagged ‘ Herman Quirmbach ’

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: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018
Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans with better-paying jobs, revitalized small towns and rural communities, the best education in the country and a great quality of life.

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Dems: Perpetrators must pay for bad behavior – not Iowa taxpayers

January 24, 2018

A group of Senators introduced legislation today to ensure that state employees – not all Iowa taxpayers – would be financially responsible for egregious and illegal workplace behavior.

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Dems: Perpetrators must pay for bad behavior – not Iowa taxpayers

January 24, 2018

A group of Senators introduced legislation today to ensure that state employees – not all Iowa taxpayers – would be financially responsible for egregious and illegal workplace behavior.

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Dems: Senators introduce bill to end privatized Medicaid

January 17, 2018

All 20 Democrats and the one Independent in the Iowa Senate have introduced SF 2058, a bill to end privatized Medicaid and put Iowans back in control of a state-run system that provides affordable health care to more than 560,000 citizens.

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Dems: Democrats call on Statehouse Republicans to ‘put Iowans back in control of Medicaid’

December 15, 2017

In a letter emailed today to Governor Reynolds and Republican lawmakers, Iowa’s Democratic state legislators are asking for bipartisan cooperation during the 2018 session to end Iowa’s failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

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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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Dems: Quirmbach: GOP’s “tuition tax” will hurt students and weaken Iowa’s economy

September 7, 2017

Now, instead of ending huge giveaways to out-of-state corporations, Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans hope a steep, multi-year ‘tuition tax’ on Iowa students will balance Iowa’s busted state budget. 

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Dems: Republican no-shows for Tuition Task Force meeting hamper efforts to make college more affordable for Iowa students

July 26, 2017

July 25, 2017 The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force has canceled its July 27th meeting due to a lack of participation by Republican legislators and members of the Reynolds Administration. According to the Board [...]

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Dems: Senate Education Chair asks if Governor Branstad will approve funding for K12 schools

June 8, 2015

“And here we are, 25 days from the beginning of the school year, and even at this late date, and even though the details of this propose were public knowledge almost a month ago, even at this late date, the Governor’s office has not committed to approving this expenditure! I hope that we pass this…

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