Posts Tagged ‘ mental health ’

Dems: Limiting disruptions in the the classroom

March 2, 2020

The Iowa Senate adopted SF 2360, which will give teachers and schools more tools for addressing disruptive student behavior. This is a step toward fixing what has become an overwhelming concern for our schools. MORE

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Dems: Mental Health System Under Threat

February 14, 2020

Gov. Reynolds' tax plan is another massive cut for wealthy Iowans that will drain funds from state priorities, and damage our mental health system. MORE

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Dems: Working together, we can help kids in need

February 5, 2020

Did you know that neuro-psychiatric conditions can result from a simple streptococcal infection? While most of us would not panic to hear our child had strep throat, for some kids, that infection leads to a much more serious condition. MORE

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Dems: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

June 6, 2016
Dems: Schoenjahn: Gov’s latest unilateral decision is bad news for Iowa children & families

A successful, high quality, Iowa health care program is being dismantled based on deliberate sabotage by the Branstad Administration. Skilled Iowa caregivers who provided services to children at the Independence MHI have lost their jobs. In the end, Iowa kids and Iowa tax dollars will be sent out-of-state for health care that had been provided…

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Dems: Oversight Chair tours Cherokee Mental Health Institute Monday

August 13, 2015
Dems: Oversight Chair tours Cherokee Mental Health Institute Monday

In an effort to highlight the importance of mental health services for Iowans, the chair of the Iowa Senate’s Government Oversight Committee will tour the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee on Monday, August 17. [...]

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Dems: Which legislators will abandon bipartisan compromise to increase local school funding?

July 23, 2015

Time is running out on Iowa legislators who have not yet joined the call for a special session to restore local school funding. As of Wednesday, July 22nd, 21 of Iowa’s 50 State Senators and 36 of Iowa’s 100 State Representatives have officially requested a special session to overturn Governor Branstad’s veto of a bipartisan…

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Dems: Call issued for special session to restore education, mental health care compromises

July 13, 2015

On July 10, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque President sent letters to each of Iowa’s 50 state senators. The legislators were asked to sign and return a form stating that they: “…request that the members of the 86th General Assembly convene in special session for…

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Dems: Call issued for special session to restore education, mental health care compromises

July 13, 2015

On July 10, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque President sent letters to each of Iowa’s 50 state senators. The legislators were asked to sign and return a form stating that they: “…request that the members of the 86th General Assembly convene in special session for…

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Dems: Senate Leaders Announce Plans to Issue Formal Call for Special Session

July 7, 2015
Dems: Senate Leaders Announce Plans to Issue  Formal Call for Special Session

In an effort to maintain quality education across Iowa and to ensure access to mental health services for Iowans, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque announced plans to issue a formal letter to all 50 Senators calling for a special session of the Iowa Legislature.

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Dems: Sen Taylor: MHI funding veto shows Governor’s ‘my way or the highway approach’

July 2, 2015
Dems: Sen Taylor: MHI funding veto shows Governor’s ‘my way or the highway approach’

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 02, 2015 ‘Governor Branstad ignored the will of Iowans again’ MOUNT PLEASANT — Governor Branstad ignored the will of Iowans again by vetoing a bipartisan compromise to keep open the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant, a key State Senator said today. “Southeast Iowans rallied to demonstrate that there is…

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