Posts Tagged ‘ Janet Petersen ’

Dems: We agree ‘urgent action’ needed to stop ‘additional inappropriate behavior’

January 12, 2018

Little has changed in the Iowa Senate more than four years since Kirsten Anderson was fired after filing a complaint about the toxic work environment. As Ambassador Kramer wrote in her report: ‘As of now, there is nothing that has changed to prevent additional inappropriate behavior and ensuing problems.’

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Dems: Senate Democratic Leader Petersen’s 2018 Opening Day Address

January 8, 2018

Video and text of Senate Democratic Leader Petersen's 2018 Opening Day Address to the Iowa Senate.

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Dems: Democrats call on Statehouse Republicans to ‘put Iowans back in control of Medicaid’

December 15, 2017

In a letter emailed today to Governor Reynolds and Republican lawmakers, Iowa’s Democratic state legislators are asking for bipartisan cooperation during the 2018 session to end Iowa’s failed Medicaid privatization experiment.

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Dems: Sen. Petersen to Senate Republicans: “Another partisan response to the serious problem of sexual harassment in the Iowa Capitol”

November 21, 2017
Dems: Sen. Petersen to Senate Republicans: “Another partisan response to the serious problem of sexual harassment in the Iowa Capitol”

Sen. Petersen responded to media reports of Senate Republicans' latest response on sexual harassment scandal: “This is another partisan response to the serious problem of sexual harassment in the Iowa Capitol. Senator Dix, Senator Whitver and other Senate Republicans still have not apologized to Kirsten Anderson for the sexual harassment she experienced and they refuse to…

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Dems: Privatized Medicaid has more bad news for Iowans

October 31, 2017

Privatized Medicaid has proven to be bad news for Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers. The best advice for Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is this: "You’ve dug yourself into a hole. You need  to stop digging."

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Dems: Petersen elected leader of Senate Democrats

October 23, 2017

Democratic members of the Iowa Senate elected Sen. Janet Petersen of Des Moines today to serve as the new Democratic Leader of the Iowa Senate. Petersen is in her second term in the Iowa Senate after serving six terms in the Iowa House of Representatives. She represents Senate District 18 in northwest Des Moines.

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Dems: Urge Gov Reynolds to let parents affected by individual health insurance crisis to buy hawk-i children’s health insurance

July 24, 2017

“There is a very real possibility that 72,000 Iowans could be without health insurance next year.  Governor Reynolds should immediately ask the Trump Administration to allow Iowa families to purchase health insurance for their children through hawk-i, Iowa’s children’s health insurance program,” said State Senator Janet Petersen of Des Moines.

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Dems: Governor, Medicaid privatization actually means fewer health care providers for Iowa kids

February 4, 2016

Today Governor Branstad claimed that “Managed care means more doctors for Medicaid patients.” However, when it comes to the 37,000 children who had been served by Iowa’s nationally praised Hawk-I health insurance program, new numbers from the Branstad Administration show those children will have access to far fewer health care providers under Medicaid privatization. (See…

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Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

February 11, 2015
Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

“The decision by the Branstad-Reynolds Administration to fire another whistle blower is shameful and disgusting. It is particularly disturbing because I sent a letter last fall to the Governor asking for assurance that the Branstad-Reynolds Administration would not take retaliatory actions against Susan Ackerman and other whistleblowers who were still working at Workforce Development and…

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Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

February 11, 2015
Dems: Petersen: Branstad firing of whistle blower is “shameful”

“The decision by the Branstad-Reynolds Administration to fire another whistle blower is shameful and disgusting. It is particularly disturbing because I sent a letter last fall to the Governor asking for assurance that the Branstad-Reynolds Administration would not take retaliatory actions against Susan Ackerman and other whistleblowers who were still working at Workforce Development and…

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