Posts Tagged ‘ job creation ’

Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Iowa Senators stand up for Iowa farmers and Iowa’s economy 

April 12, 2018
Dems: Iowa Senators stand up for  Iowa farmers and Iowa’s economy 

“…proposed tariffs will have a negative impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy…” DES MOINES – Twenty-one Iowa State Senators are asking President Donald Trump to protect Iowa farmers, businesses and communities as he makes trade policy [...]

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Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018
Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans with better-paying jobs, revitalized small towns and rural communities, the best education in the country and a great quality of life.

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Dems: Senators to meet with students, tour job training programs at Northeast Iowa Community College

October 31, 2017

Democratic State Senators Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids and Pam Jochum of Dubuque will be touring job training programs and meeting with students at Northeast Iowa Community College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at the Peosta campus.

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Dems: Ragan invites public to share ideas and concerns about Iowa jobs

October 23, 2017

North Iowa has opportunities for real growth. To bring higher wage jobs to our communities, we should focus on small business development, entrepreneurship and educational opportunity. The Legislature has to invest more in long-range economic development, measures that ensure future growth and prosperity across all of Iowa.

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Dems: Senate Democrats respond to Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

October 17, 2017
Dems: Senate Democrats respond to Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

Building on bipartisan work by the Legislature over the past several years, the Future Ready Iowa Alliance lays out a plan to enhance the skills of Iowa workers. Senate Democrats are focused on initiatives to help Iowans get the education and training they need to qualify for increasingly technical jobs, especially in our small towns…

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Dems: Western Iowa Tech prepares Iowans for skilled jobs that grow economy

October 13, 2017

“The opportunities at Western Iowa Tech are key to building a stronger Iowa economy, one with more higher skilled, higher paying jobs,” said Senator Hogg.  “Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers can be fixed by making Western Iowa Tech’s opportunities more available and more affordable for more Iowans.”

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Dems: Hart invites public to share ideas for Iowa jobs at town meetings

October 10, 2017

“Our part of Iowa has opportunities for real growth. We need to work together to promote small business development, entrepreneurship, and educational opportunities.  That’s how we will increase the number of higher wage jobs in our community,” said Hart, a farmer and former teacher.

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Dems: Kinney invites Iowans to share ideas for job creation at Sigourney town meeting

October 4, 2017
Dems: Kinney invites Iowans to share ideas for job creation at Sigourney town meeting

“Rural Iowans need higher wages. Rural businesses need skilled workers and more customers,” said Kinney, a farmer and retired deputy sheriff.  “At the Sigourney Library meeting, I’ll be listening for ideas that will help create jobs and economic prosperity across our state.  

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Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

September 21, 2017
Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

“Yesterday Governor Kim Reynolds made the astoundingly false claim that she has managed the state budget ‘without cuts to education.’  That’s a real whopper!  The truth is that the mid-year budget cuts (Senate File 130) sliced a total of $31.5 million from education.  The $4.5 million cut from the Iowa Department of Education was just…

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