Posts Tagged ‘ Janet Petersen ’

Dems: Senate Republicans fail to support bipartisan effort to restore voting rights

April 4, 2019

It is shameful that Senator Brad Zaun and other Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee killed this priority legislation for the 2019 session. We agreed with the Governor when she said the bipartisan vote in the Iowa House was ‘a victory for Iowans who deserve a second chance.’ 

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Dems: Statement on passing of  former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht

April 3, 2019

We lost a former member of the Iowa Supreme Court today who did the right thing even when it wasn’t easy. Justice Daryl Hecht was a leader and advocate for the civil rights of all Iowans. His family, colleagues and friends are in our thoughts today.

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Dems: Iowa shouldn’t sell off its courts to the highest bidders

February 4, 2019

As the Judicial Branch’s website notes: ‘Merit selection is designed to emphasize the professional qualifications of applicants for judicial appointment and minimize partisan politics.’ That’s apparently not good enough for Republican politicians.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on abortion ruling

January 22, 2019

"The District Court decision sends a strong message to Iowa women that their constitutional rights are important and their health care decisions should be made by them, not politicians.... I want Iowa to be known as the safest place in the country to have a baby."

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Dems: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

New rules being pushed through by Senate Republicans would eliminate the requirement that subcommittees be open to the public and that notification of the meetings go out 24 hours in advance. These changes are a shameful, deliberate attempt to cut more back-room deals and keep taxpayers in the dark about what they are doing.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

We are concerned that for the past two years, the Governor and legislative Republicans have pushed everyday Iowans to the back of the line. Republicans have allowed millionaires, big corporations and out-of-state MCOs to cut to the front of the line. Our goal this session is improve the lives of everyday Iowans. 

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Dems: Opening Day remarks by Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen

January 14, 2019

It is an honor to be part of a team of people who have such a heart for public service. I promise to listen, to learn and to fight for bluer skies in Iowa’s future.

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Dems: UPDATED: 2019 Iowa Senate Democratic Committee Assignments

January 13, 2019

Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen released updated committee assignments today for Democratic State Senators for the 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature. The 88th General Assembly will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2019.

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Dems: Senate Dems select leadership team

November 13, 2018

We believe every Iowan deserves affordable health care, strong schools and the chance to get ahead. We will work with the Governor and Republican legislators where we can find common ground. But, if we continue to see Republicans push an agenda that hurts the health care, education and financial security of working Iowans, we will…

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Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

October 30, 2018
Dems: Is rationing health care the Iowa GOP’s secret plan to “fix” Medicaid mess?

A Northwest Iowa legislator may have mistakenly released the Republican Party of Iowa’s secret plan to “fix” the Medicaid privatization mess. During a forum, State Senator Jim Carlin of Sioux City proposed rationing health care for Medicaid recipients, saying lawmakers should "look into limiting the number of doctor visits" by people on Medicaid.

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