Posts Tagged ‘ Mike Gronstal ’

Dems: Gronstal 2016 End of Session Remarks

April 29, 2016
Dems: Gronstal 2016 End of Session Remarks

During this session—with bipartisan support—the Iowa Senate approved strong Medicaid oversight protection. Unfortunately, that legislation was largely rejected by the Iowa House.

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Dems: Gronstal 2016 Opening Address: Let’s get to work!

January 11, 2016

  Welcome to the first day of the 2016 session of the Iowa Legislature. Our focus this year must be bringing more workers and their families into Iowa’s middle class. Iowans are counting on us.  Based on the events of the last year, here are two steps that should receive strong, bipartisan support in the…

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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: A ‘serious, meaningful step forward for Iowa’s local schools’

February 3, 2015
Dems: A ‘serious, meaningful step forward  for Iowa’s local schools’

For Immediate Release:  February 3, 2015 (Des Moines) Democratic members of the Iowa Senate today announced a plan to increase state aid to schools to ensure that every Iowa child gets the best education possible and that they are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future. The Senate Democratic plan calls for a…

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