Posts Tagged ‘ job creation ’

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: Senator Taylor: ‘It’s time to really make Iowa schools the Legislature’s #1 priority

January 26, 2017

If the Legislature approves anything less than 4 percent and 4 percent, more rural schools will be forced to close and consolidate. That would be devastating for the small towns in my district, and for hundreds of school districts in small towns across Iowa.”

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Dems: Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services 

January 23, 2017

Bolkcom: “The Republican proposal unveiled today sends the wrong message about the future of our state. The budget slashing by Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and Republican legislators leaves the fastest growing part of the state budget off the table: excessive tax credits. It is time to drain the swamp.”

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Dems: Iowa Legislative Leaders, Governor Branstad Pre-Session Interviews with Iowa Reporters (Video)

January 5, 2017

On January 13, 2017, the Associated Press organized a pre-session news conference with with the leaders of the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad. The meetings were livestreamed on the Iowa Senate Democrats' Facebook Page.

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Dems: Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg on the release of the new Iowa Energy Plan

December 21, 2016

“Democratic leadership led the way in developing Iowa’s statewide renewable energy industry. That’s because Iowa renewable energy is good for the environment and good for Iowa jobs across our state...We hope legislative Republicans will continue bipartisan support for clean, renewable energy. This is especially important because the incoming President and his nominees for key positions…

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Dems: First change by Senate Republicans guts oversight of economic development

December 5, 2016
Dems: First change by Senate Republicans guts oversight of economic development

The first decision by the new Republican majority in the Iowa Senate was to eliminate the Senate Economic Growth Committee. The committee oversees hundreds of millions of dollars in state economic development efforts by multiple state agencies. The Senate Republicans’ decision runs counter to that of the Republican-controlled Iowa House, which today announced that the…

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Dems: First change by Senate Republicans guts oversight of economic development

December 5, 2016

The first decision by the new Republican majority in the Iowa Senate was to eliminate the Senate Economic Growth Committee. The committee oversees hundreds of millions of dollars in state economic development efforts by multiple state agencies. The Senate Republicans’ decision runs counter to that of the Republican-controlled Iowa House, which today announced that the…

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Dems: Expanding skilled workforce is key to growth

October 16, 2016

Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers has been our biggest obstacle to economic growth. Investing in education and job training can change that. Good education and worker training lead to better-paying, high-quality jobs, and a skilled, [...]

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Dems: Boosting Iowans’ income & employment

October 14, 2016

The Iowa economy is steadily moving in the right direction, and I’m working to ensure that continues. Iowans deserve good jobs and fair pay that reward their hard work. It’s also good news that we [...]

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