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Dems: Wednesday: Legislators host discussion about “Medicaid for All” proposal for Iowa

June 20, 2017

State Senator Matt McCoy and State Representative John Forbes invite the public to a public discussion of their “Medicaid for All” solution to Iowa’s health insurance mess. The goal is to ensure that every Iowan has access to more affordable and reliable health insurance. The event will be held at Des Moines Central Library, 1000…

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Dems: Senator Mathis responds to appointment of new DHS director

June 14, 2017

The selection of Jerry Foxhoven is a positive step. His inclusive style will serve him well as he digs into the work that needs to be done with the department.

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Dems: Quirmbach responds to tuition increase at Iowa’s state universities

June 8, 2017

Republicans in charge of state government must reverse course to keep higher education affordable for Iowa families. Today, the Board of Regents voted to again increase tuition at Iowa’s three state universities this fall. That increase was prompted by more than $30 million in Republican cuts to our universities during the 2017 session.

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Dems: Senators respond to DHS Director Palmer retirement

May 31, 2017

Senators Ragan and Mathis respond to the retirement of DHS Director Palmer.

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Dems: Senate Democrats respond to legislative GOP budget plan

April 5, 2017

The budget plan released today by legislative Republicans is terrible news for Iowans. Republicans are once again balancing the budget on the backs of working Iowans. Senate Democrats will not support drastic cuts that threaten public safety, the quali...

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Dems: McCoy requests Oversight Committee review of “root causes” of the abuse of Glenwood residents

March 6, 2017

It’s imperative that the Legislature closely review a new report on Glenwood to ensure residents are safe. The Iowa Department of Human Services runs the facility and disclosed in January that seven residents were physically abused and 13 residents were subjected to verbal abuse or neglect.

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Dems: Seven weeks into legislative session, Republicans still breaking promises to create jobs, grow incomes

February 23, 2017

“In 2009, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds promised to create 200,000 jobs in five years,” said Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids. “After more than 6 years, Iowa has gained less than 126,000 jobs, slower than the rate of job growth in the country as a whole. Instead of working on legislation…

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Dems: Senate Leader: Anti-worker legislation hurts working Iowans and their families

February 16, 2017

An overwhelming majority of Iowans who packed the Capitol, attended rallies and overflowing local meetings, and filled legislative voicemail and email inboxes were in opposition to Senate File 213/House File 291. “Their message was clear: This bill hurts working Iowans and their families,” he said.

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Dems: Legislative Leaders: It’s time to ‘slow down’ on major overhaul of workers’ rights and start listening to Iowans

February 13, 2017

Responding to record turnout at legislative forums over the weekends and an outpouring of opposition to legislation that would significantly reduce workers’ rights across Iowa, Democratic leaders today called on Republican legislative leaders to “slow down” and to listen to the concerns of Iowans.

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Dems: Senator Petersen’s opening comments on SF 2, the Attack on Iowa Family Planning Services

February 2, 2017

  State Senator Janet Petersen’s opening remarks on SF2: Thank you Mr. President.   This bill is bad for Iowa women and families.   It will create more unintended pregnancies, more high risk pregnancies, and [...]

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