Posts Tagged ‘ News releases ’

Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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Dems: Statement on Governor signing Health & Human Services budget

May 3, 2019

“Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans worked in lock step to pass a budget rich with perks for special interests and out-of-state corporations rather than putting Iowans first. They supported taking away the civil rights of [...]

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Dems: End-of-Session Remarks from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen

April 27, 2019

"While I am disappointed, that we did not accomplish more good things for Iowans in 2019, I am hopeful we can work together to make bigger strides next session. I truly believe there are more things that unite us than divide us and we must continue looking for ways to work together to make Iowa…

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Dems: Feds launch investigative review of oversight of privatized Medicaid

April 17, 2019

The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid get the care to which they are entitled.

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Dems: Feds launch investigative review of oversight of privatized Medicaid

April 17, 2019

The U.S. Office of Inspector General is investigating whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid get the care to which they are entitled.

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Dems: Republicans once again turn their backs on suffering Iowans

April 4, 2019

Iowa is the only state with a comprehensive medical cannabis program that has limits on THC medicine. Iowa has the nation’s most restrictive, most unworkable, and least compassionate medical cannabis program. 

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Dems: Senate Republicans fail to support bipartisan effort to restore voting rights

April 4, 2019

It is shameful that Senator Brad Zaun and other Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee killed this priority legislation for the 2019 session. We agreed with the Governor when she said the bipartisan vote in the Iowa House was ‘a victory for Iowans who deserve a second chance.’ 

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Dems: Statement on passing of  former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht

April 3, 2019

We lost a former member of the Iowa Supreme Court today who did the right thing even when it wasn’t easy. Justice Daryl Hecht was a leader and advocate for the civil rights of all Iowans. His family, colleagues and friends are in our thoughts today.

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Dems: GOP school funding shortchanges students & schools

February 5, 2019

It’s disappointing that legislative Republicans are even undercutting the Governor’s level of education spending. Senate Democrats will support a robust education funding plan that will make up for inflationary losses over the past two years and provide a modest increase as well. We believe that a 3 percent increase is what Iowa schools, educators and…

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