Posts Tagged ‘ Issues ’

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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Dems: Senate Leader: Anti-worker legislation hurts working Iowans and their families

February 16, 2017

An overwhelming majority of Iowans who packed the Capitol, attended rallies and overflowing local meetings, and filled legislative voicemail and email inboxes were in opposition to Senate File 213/House File 291. “Their message was clear: This bill hurts working Iowans and their families,” he said.

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Dems: SF213 – Prepared remarks by Senator Nate Boulton, lead Democrat on Senate Labor Committee

February 14, 2017

This amendment is our last chance to stop this freight train that is barreling towards our public workers. We’ve finally arrived at the point of no return on this. We have reached a point of potentially blowing up the system of reason and compromise that has served our state well for decades.

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Dems: Boulton: Iowans need more health security, not less

February 13, 2017

“We will fight this attempt to take way health care security of hundreds of thousands of Iowa workers,” said State Senator Nate Boulton of Des Moines, lead Democrats on the Senate Labor Committee. “One of the most dangerous provisions of this anti-worker legislation would wipe out hundreds of health insurance plans for Iowa, teachers, correctional…

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Dems: The Basics: Collective Bargaining & Chapter 20

February 8, 2017

Get the facts! Iowa’s collective bargaining law was approved with bipartisan support and signed into law by Republican Governor Bob Ray in 1974. The law lays out the rules by which public workers and state and local government employers sit down and solve problems. Click through to learn more.

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Dems: Senator Petersen’s opening comments on SF 2, the Attack on Iowa Family Planning Services

February 2, 2017

  State Senator Janet Petersen’s opening remarks on SF2: Thank you Mr. President.   This bill is bad for Iowa women and families.   It will create more unintended pregnancies, more high risk pregnancies, and [...]

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Dems: Iowa Supreme Court sends clear message to Statehouse on water quality

January 28, 2017

The Iowa Supreme Court is sending the Legislature a clear message that it is our job to clean up this mess. Iowans shouldn’t have to wonder if they will have access to clean, affordable drinking water; and they shouldn’t be afraid to let their children and grandchildren swim in our lakes and rivers.

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