Posts Tagged ‘ Issues ’

Dems: Bisignano inquires about inaccessible information on Secretary of State site

May 31, 2019

State Sen. Tony Bisignano, ranking member on the Senate State Government Committee, has sent a letter to Secretary of State Paul Pate, asking why certain information is "locked" and not publicly available to voters and Iowans who want to run for office on the Secretary of State’s website.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on search for new DAS Director

May 30, 2019
Dems: Senate Dem Leader on search for new DAS Director

Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen urges Governor Reynolds to select a new director for the Iowa Department of Administrative Services “who can restore taxpayers’ faith in the Department.”

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Dems: Legislators call for override of Governor’s medical cannabis veto

May 29, 2019

Two Iowa lawmakers announced a statewide effort to override Governor Reynold’s last-minute veto to HF 732, a collection of urgently needed Iowa medical cannabis reforms. To override the veto, two thirds of lawmakers in each chamber must request a special session of the Legislature to take action.

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Dems: Legislators disappointed by governor’s veto of bipartisan help for suffering Iowans

May 24, 2019

Legislative supporters of strengthening Iowa’s weak medical cannabis program are disappointed Governor Reynolds vetoed HF 732, which passed the Iowa House by a vote of 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate by a vote of 40 to 7.

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Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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Dems: Statement on Governor signing Health & Human Services budget

May 3, 2019

“Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans worked in lock step to pass a budget rich with perks for special interests and out-of-state corporations rather than putting Iowans first. They supported taking away the civil rights of [...]

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Dems: Feds launch investigative review of oversight of privatized Medicaid

April 17, 2019

The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid get the care to which they are entitled.

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Dems: Feds launch investigative review of oversight of privatized Medicaid

April 17, 2019

The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid get the care to which they are entitled.

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Dems: Don’t let Medicaid mess undermine children’s health insurance

April 15, 2019

Two members of the board of Hawki, Iowa’s nationally recognized Hawki children’s health insurance program, today raised concerns about maintaining quality as it becomes part of Iowa’s troubled privatized Medicaid program. 

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