Posts Tagged ‘ Press Releases ’

GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

May 15, 2018
GOP: Rep. Peter Cownie Named House Ways and Means Chairman

This morning, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Cownie has been a member of the Ways and Means Committee since 2011.  This session, he was the floor manager for Senate File 2417, reforming the state tax code and…

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GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

January 8, 2018
GOP: Majority Leader Hagenow’s Opening Remarks for the 2018 Legislative Session

Thank you Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. It is my great honor to welcome you back to the Statehouse as we continue the historic work of the 87th General Assembly. With the first day of each session comes excitement and anticipation.  But, this year, it also comes with reflection as…

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GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

December 11, 2017
GOP: Grassley Comments on December Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement following today’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) meeting: “Iowa’s economy continues to grow but at a slower rate than originally anticipated.  Agriculture plays a large part in our economy and when corn is selling for $3 per bushel, it’s going to have a significant effect on the…

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GOP: House GOP Pension Leader Issues Statement on Potential Legislation

December 11, 2017
GOP: House GOP Pension Leader Issues Statement on Potential Legislation

Pettengill:  There is no threat to IPERS (DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn), Co-Chair of the House-Senate Public Retirement Systems Committee, issued the following statement regarding legislation related to IPERS and other public retirement systems: “As Co-Chair of the Public Retirement Systems Committee, I can assure Iowans that there is no threat…

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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: 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: 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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