Posts Tagged ‘ Joe Bolkcom ’

Dems: Proposal to close UI Labor Center is “latest gut punch” to Iowa workers

July 10, 2018

I am deeply disappointed at the proposed closure the UI Labor Center. This proposal is the latest gut punch to Iowa workers and their families. This is a terrible time to even consider closing the UI Labor Center.

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Dems: More Medicaid mess: Iowans lose access to dental care

June 29, 2018

The Medicaid privatization disaster is getting even worse with the decision by UI's College of Dentistry to stop taking new adult Medicaid patients. Oral health is the number one unmet need in Iowa adults.

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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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