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Dems: Allen hopes to boost job creation through new committee assignments

November 30, 2017

Under new committee assignments announced this week, Senator Allen was named Ranking Member of the Commerce Committee. He also serves on the Local Government and Veterans Affairs committees, and on the Economic Development Budget Subcommittee.

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Dems: Senators call on Gov. Reynolds to extend sign-up period for Medicaid

November 29, 2017

Citing continuing turmoil for Iowa’s Medicaid recipients, state senators are calling on Gov. Reynolds to grant an additional 30 days for more than 200,000 former AmeriHealth members who are being denied a choice of Medicaid providers to choose either UnitedHealthcare or a fee-for-service system.

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Dems: Petersen to top Senate Republicans: “Release sex harassment findings”

November 16, 2017
Dems: Petersen to top Senate Republicans: “Release sex harassment findings”

In the wake of  a $1.75 million settlement, Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen today called on the top two Senate Republicans leaders --  Senate President Jack Whitver and Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix -- to release to the public the findings of their internal investigation of sexual harassment.

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Dems: Bowman, McKean invite public to pre-session listening posts

November 16, 2017

State Senator Tod Bowman of Maquoketa and State Representative Andy McKean of Anamosa have scheduled listening posts in Jackson, Jones and Dubuque counties. The legislators encourage constituents to bring their concerns and suggestions for the 2018 session.

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Dems: Iowa health insurance for 2018

November 6, 2017
Dems: Iowa health insurance for 2018

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Iowans when it comes to health care. Recent health care news has left many frustrated. Here is some information about where things stand right now. We hope this helps provide a little clarity about health care options available to Iowans.

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Dems: Privatized Medicaid has more bad news for Iowans

October 31, 2017

Privatized Medicaid has proven to be bad news for Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers. The best advice for Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is this: "You’ve dug yourself into a hole. You need  to stop digging."

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Dems: Senators to meet with students, tour job training programs at Northeast Iowa Community College

October 31, 2017

Democratic State Senators Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids and Pam Jochum of Dubuque will be touring job training programs and meeting with students at Northeast Iowa Community College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at the Peosta campus.

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Dems: Ragan invites public to share ideas and concerns about Iowa jobs

October 23, 2017

North Iowa has opportunities for real growth. To bring higher wage jobs to our communities, we should focus on small business development, entrepreneurship and educational opportunity. The Legislature has to invest more in long-range economic development, measures that ensure future growth and prosperity across all of Iowa.

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Dems: Petersen elected leader of Senate Democrats

October 23, 2017

Democratic members of the Iowa Senate elected Sen. Janet Petersen of Des Moines today to serve as the new Democratic Leader of the Iowa Senate. Petersen is in her second term in the Iowa Senate after serving six terms in the Iowa House of Representatives. She represents Senate District 18 in northwest Des Moines.

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Dems: Senate Democrats respond to Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

October 17, 2017
Dems: Senate Democrats respond to Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

Building on bipartisan work by the Legislature over the past several years, the Future Ready Iowa Alliance lays out a plan to enhance the skills of Iowa workers. Senate Democrats are focused on initiatives to help Iowans get the education and training they need to qualify for increasingly technical jobs, especially in our small towns…

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