Posts Tagged ‘ Quality of Life ’

Dems: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

September 23, 2018
Dems: How can we stop the increase in Iowa suicides?

The U.S. has seen a jump in suicides in recent years, with rural states being hardest hit. Iowa’s suicide rate increased more than 35 percent between 1999 and 2016. Mental illness, economic hardship, relationship problems, [...]

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Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

August 24, 2018
Dems: Petersen: Medicaid increase is GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen on GOP’s ‘gut punch’ to Iowa taxpayers  “Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers received a gut punch today because of the mismanagement of privatized Medicaid by Governor [...]

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Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Iowa Senators stand up for Iowa farmers and Iowa’s economy 

April 12, 2018
Dems: Iowa Senators stand up for  Iowa farmers and Iowa’s economy 

“…proposed tariffs will have a negative impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy…” DES MOINES – Twenty-one Iowa State Senators are asking President Donald Trump to protect Iowa farmers, businesses and communities as he makes trade policy [...]

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Dems: Statement on deferred confirmation vote for DHS Director

March 7, 2018

We made a reasonable request today to delay the confirmation vote on Jerry Foxhoven until we can fully assess his leadership at DHS. First, there’s no need to rush this important decision. The deadline to deal with confirmations isn’t until April 15. Second, there are too many unresolved problems with the privatization of Medicaid services…

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Dems: Senator Petersen’s prepared remarks on SF 2281

February 28, 2018

I believe every Iowa woman in our state should have the FREEDOM to care for her body without government intervening. I believe every Iowa woman should have the FREEDOM to decide if and when she wants to be a parent. Unfortunately, that is becoming nearly impossible with Republicans in control of the Iowa Senate.

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Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018
Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans with better-paying jobs, revitalized small towns and rural communities, the best education in the country and a great quality of life.

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Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

December 18, 2017
Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

Iowa’s outstanding health insurance for children is at risk due to the Congressional failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Without federal action, the state of Iowa faces millions more in costs even though 44,000 fewer children would be insured.

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Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

September 21, 2017
Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

“Yesterday Governor Kim Reynolds made the astoundingly false claim that she has managed the state budget ‘without cuts to education.’  That’s a real whopper!  The truth is that the mid-year budget cuts (Senate File 130) sliced a total of $31.5 million from education.  The $4.5 million cut from the Iowa Department of Education was just…

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Dems: Senator Hart hosting Iowa Water Quality Summit in DeWitt

August 1, 2017

All are invited to learn and to lend your voice to this discussion of water use and how to ensure clean water for drinking, recreation, farming and more. Share your knowledge, priorities and activities so that we all can become better informed.

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