Posts Tagged ‘ Joe Bolkcom ’

Dems: Iowans still paying price for GOP’s budget crisis and broken promises

April 26, 2018

The budget package being approved today by Senate Republicans is more bad news for Iowa families, seniors, students and communities. If Iowans managed their family budgets like this, they’d be forced to declare bankruptcy.

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Dems: Senate Democratic Budget Leader on GOP budget gridlock & mismanagement

April 17, 2018

The gridlock between Senate Republicans, House Republicans and Governor Reynolds is making their budget mess even worse. The budget targets released today by Senate Republicans are more proof that the budget crisis is hurting Iowans.

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Dems: Statehouse Republicans ‘still have a giant budget mess on their hands’

March 9, 2018

What’s to blame? A Republican agenda that grossly underfunds our local schools; turns Iowa’s respected, state-run Medicaid safety net into a national disaster; weakens rights of workers and drives down wages; and showers out-of-state corporations with an all-you-can-eat buffet of tax cuts and tax credits.  

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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: Perpetrators must pay for bad behavior – not Iowa taxpayers

January 24, 2018

A group of Senators introduced legislation today to ensure that state employees – not all Iowa taxpayers – would be financially responsible for egregious and illegal workplace behavior.

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Dems: Perpetrators must pay for bad behavior – not Iowa taxpayers

January 24, 2018

A group of Senators introduced legislation today to ensure that state employees – not all Iowa taxpayers – would be financially responsible for egregious and illegal workplace behavior.

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Dems: Senators introduce bill to end privatized Medicaid

January 17, 2018

All 20 Democrats and the one Independent in the Iowa Senate have introduced SF 2058, a bill to end privatized Medicaid and put Iowans back in control of a state-run system that provides affordable health care to more than 560,000 citizens.

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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: Iowans are still paying price of failed GOP policies

December 11, 2017

Statehouse Republicans adopted a my-way-or-the-highway approach to budget and policy decisions during the 2017 session. They ignored the voices of working Iowans who were begging them to keep their two biggest campaign promises: Raise family incomes by 25 percent and create 200,000 new Iowa jobs.

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Dems: Latest revenue estimates show Republican policies continue to damage job growth and economic opportunities

October 15, 2017

"Today’s updated revenue estimates are more evidence that Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are continuing to break those promises to Iowans. That’s bad, bad news for Iowa families and their communities, especially those living in smaller towns and rural ares."

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