Posts Tagged ‘ Issues ’

Dems: Coronavirus comes to Iowa

March 9, 2020

State Public Health officials updated legislators today on cases of coronavirus within Iowa. It’s normal to be concerned, especially with reports of illness and death, so we want to pass along what we’re learning. MORE

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Dems: Enhancing communities through land banks

March 4, 2020

Bipartisan legislation (SF 2369) establishing “land banks” has passed the Senate Local Government Committee. Land banks are public-private partnerships to rehabilitate rundown, vacant and tax-delinquent properties for productive use. MORE

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Dems: Oversight meeting needed on state use of cloud-based software

March 3, 2020

Democratic senators are calling for an urgent meeting of the Government Oversight Committee to look into the Reynolds' Administration's bidding process and possible conflicts of interest. MORE

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Dems: Better tracking of rape kits

March 3, 2020

Under SF 2376, the AG will develop an automated tracking system for sexual assault evidence kits, giving victims more complete and timely information about their cases. MORE

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Dems: Limiting disruptions in the the classroom

March 2, 2020

The Iowa Senate adopted SF 2360, which will give teachers and schools more tools for addressing disruptive student behavior. This is a step toward fixing what has become an overwhelming concern for our schools. MORE

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Dems: Tax-hike proposal violates Iowans’ trust

February 25, 2020

In 2010, voters approved a Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund to be filled with a portion of state sales tax if the sales tax was increased. Governor Reynolds now wants to raise the sales tax, but is reneging on the agreed-to amount fo...

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Dems: Iowa Sister States seeks help for China with life-saving aid

February 20, 2020

The Legislature’s International Relations Committee met to address the deadly spread of coronavirus in Iowa’s sister cities in China. The Legislature is partnering with local leaders, industry and business to ship relief supplies to China, and is askin...

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Dems: Healthy Moms and Babies Act will address growing maternal health concerns

February 19, 2020

We've proposed legislation to address Iowa's growing maternal health crisis. Our maternal mortality rate has more than doubled in the past three years, hospital labor and delivery departments are shuttering at record speed, and 66 Iowa counties have no...

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Dems: Iowans bring fight for their homes to Capitol

February 19, 2020

Members of the Iowa Manufactured Home Residents Network are fighting for checks and balances in a one-sided system that is attracting unscrupulous out-of-state landlords who prey on manufactured homeowners. MORE

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Dems: Rural Iowa’s Maternal Health Crisis: A Doctor’s Perspective

February 18, 2020

Sarah Ledger of Mount Pleasant is a physician with Henry County Health Center. Unfortunately, the local obstetrics department is closing. As rural Iowa becomes less safe for pregnant women, new moms and babies, Dr. Ledger discusses the health care chal...

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