Posts Tagged ‘ Issues ’

Dems: Legislators offer next steps to improve child welfare

July 6, 2017

Legislators fear more children under state care will suffer due to Republican inaction on child welfare. State Senators Matt McCoy and Janet Petersen, members of the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee, offer steps to improve the welfare of fo...

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Dems: Bipartisan energy reforms can create jobs & boost economy

June 26, 2017

State Senator Chaz Allen of Newton invites Governor Reynolds to back bipartisan energy reforms, creating more jobs for Iowans and boosting our state's clean energy production.

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Dems: Wednesday: Legislators host discussion about “Medicaid for All” proposal for Iowa

June 20, 2017

State Senator Matt McCoy and State Representative John Forbes invite the public to a public discussion of their “Medicaid for All” solution to Iowa’s health insurance mess. The goal is to ensure that every Iowan has access to more affordable and reliable health insurance. The event will be held at Des Moines Central Library, 1000…

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Dems: Quirmbach responds to tuition increase at Iowa’s state universities

June 8, 2017

Republicans in charge of state government must reverse course to keep higher education affordable for Iowa families. Today, the Board of Regents voted to again increase tuition at Iowa’s three state universities this fall. That increase was prompted by more than $30 million in Republican cuts to our universities during the 2017 session.

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Dems: McCoy statement to Oversight Committee on DHS and failure to protect abused children

June 5, 2017

"On behalf of children who have fallen through the cracks at the Iowa Department of Human Services, I am grateful that you have decided to convene a Government Oversight Committee meeting to look into the staffing, general welfare practices, internal p...

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Dems: Top Senate Democrat on tax committee invites Governor to support bipartisan tax reform

June 5, 2017

“Iowans deserve a tax system that is fair to everyone, not just the special interests,” Jochum said. “Because of the state’s cobbled together tax policies, many Iowans believe the system is rigged against them. Iowans deserve a tax system that works for all of us and increases prosperity for more Iowans.”

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Dems: Senate Democrats respond to legislative GOP budget plan

April 5, 2017

The budget plan released today by legislative Republicans is terrible news for Iowans. Republicans are once again balancing the budget on the backs of working Iowans. Senate Democrats will not support drastic cuts that threaten public safety, the quali...

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Dems: TODAY: Tell your senator to stand up for injured workers

March 27, 2017

This is an action alert for Monday, March 27. Please e-mail state senators to urge them to support Iowa workers by rejecting two bills Iowa Senate Republicans have placed on the daily debate calendar for [...]

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Dems: Action Alert: Help stop bad bills today

March 13, 2017

Two bad bills on today’s debate schedule are SF184/HF203, which would circumvent federal “Buy American” requirements on state and local road projects, and SF435/HF518, which would gut Iowa’s workers compensation system for work-related injuries and [...]

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Dems: Seven weeks into legislative session, Republicans still breaking promises to create jobs, grow incomes

February 23, 2017

“In 2009, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds promised to create 200,000 jobs in five years,” said Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids. “After more than 6 years, Iowa has gained less than 126,000 jobs, slower than the rate of job growth in the country as a whole. Instead of working on legislation…

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