Posts Tagged ‘ News releases ’

Dems: Speak up about negative impact of EPA proposal on Iowa

October 30, 2019

Iowans: Raise your voices in support of Iowa farmers and against a proposal that could cripple our rural economy.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on appointment of new Iowa Human Services chief

September 5, 2019

Iowans need a leader at the Department of Human Services who will stand up for people instead of for-profit companies. Like most Iowans, Senate Democrats are hopeful the new Iowa DHS director will have the courage to help Governor Reynolds fundamentally change course.

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Dems: Mathis named Legislative Friend of Housing

September 4, 2019
Dems: Mathis named Legislative Friend of Housing

State Senator Liz Mathis of Hiawatha has received the 2019 “Legislative Friend of Housing” award at the annual statewide Housing Iowa Conference held in Cedar Rapids.

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Dems: Third bipartisan “Ag Day” for Iowa legislators

August 19, 2019

This year’s event will focus on new conservation technologies, including terraces, waterways, improvements, tiling and cover crops. John Deere will provide hands-on demonstrations. Ryan Vogel, owner of an earth moving and tiling business, will discuss the impact of recent legislation on cost sharing.

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Dems: Future Caucus tours renewable energy facilities

August 14, 2019
Dems: Future Caucus tours renewable energy facilities

Four state lawmakers who created the Iowa Future Caucus this year led a tour of renewable energy facilities, including an ethanol plant, a biodiesel plant, a wind farm and a solar energy facility.

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Oversight Committee should investigate DHS chief allegations, resignation

July 22, 2019

A 2017 state law requires that the reason for firing (or demanding the resignation of an employee) is made public. Reynolds has declined to explain why Foxhoven was asked to resign and claims no documents related to his termination exist.

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Dems: Statement on latest privatized Medicaid contracts

July 10, 2019

Gov. Reynolds has again agreed to give the MCOs the largest dollar increases for Medicaid in the last decade. The publicly managed Medicaid system grew at an average of 5% each year over a 10-year period before privatization. Last year, the increase was 8.4%. The increase announced today is a whopping 8.6%!

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Dems: Fight for medical cannabis reforms continues

July 1, 2019

Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program will keep fighting for much-needed reforms vetoed by Gov. Reynolds. In April, HF 732 passed the Iowa House 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate 40 to 7.

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