Posts Tagged ‘ Press Releases ’

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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GOP: Upmeyer Issues Statement on Gubernational Transition

May 24, 2017
GOP: Upmeyer Issues Statement on Gubernational Transition

(DES MOINES) – Today House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) issued the following statement regarding the gubernatorial transition: “I’d like to thank Governor Branstad for his decades of public service to the people of Iowa and congratulate him on his appointment as Ambassador to China.  The future of our state is on a bright path…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Issues Statement on the Passing of Rep. Greg Forristall

May 11, 2017
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Issues Statement on the Passing of Rep. Greg Forristall

Speaker of the Iowa House Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) issued the following statement in response to the passing of Rep. Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia): “Our hearts are heavy today with the passing of Rep. Greg Forristall, who fought courageously during his  battle with cancer.  He was a dedicated public servant to the people he represented and…

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

April 25, 2017
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer’s Closing Remarks for the 2017 Session

This was a session in which we all came in a little unsure of how to read the message from the election. What seemed clear however, is that voters were tired of the status quo and they weren’t very interested in shoulder shrugs or finger-pointing from their representatives. Voters wanted government to get work done…

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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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GOP: House and Senate Release Joint Budget Target

April 5, 2017
GOP: House and Senate Release Joint Budget Target

(DES MOINES) – Today House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018.  The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion. “This budget plan makes additional investments in key priorities like K-12 education and provides resources for essential functions of government,” Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) and Sen. Charles Schneider (R-West Des…

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GOP: Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

March 14, 2017
GOP: Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

(DES MOINES) – Today Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford)Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Revenue Estimating Conference’s latest revenue projections: “There is no time to waste.  While a reduction in state revenue this far into the fiscal year is challenging, sound budgeting…

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