Posts Tagged ‘ Quality of Life ’

Dems: 2020 Session Must Fix Iowa’s Medical Cannabis Program

November 15, 2019

Representative John Forbes and Senator Joe Bolkcom argue for reforms to Iowa's "worst in the nation" medical cannabis program in a news conference at the Iowa Statehouse on Friday, November 15, 2019.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on appointment of new Iowa Human Services chief

September 5, 2019

Iowans need a leader at the Department of Human Services who will stand up for people instead of for-profit companies. Like most Iowans, Senate Democrats are hopeful the new Iowa DHS director will have the courage to help Governor Reynolds fundamentally change course.

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Dems: Continuing the fight for equality

August 26, 2019
Dems: Continuing the fight for equality

One way we can continue the push for equality is through equal pay. In Iowa, it is illegal for an employer to pay some workers less than others for jobs requiring equal skill, effort and responsibility. Nonetheless, wage inequality persists. These wage disparities are enormous over the course of a 40-year career.

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Iowa needs better medical cannabis program that meets patient needs

August 2, 2019

Residents of 32 other states -- the majority of all Americans -- have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

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Dems: Fight for medical cannabis reforms continues

July 1, 2019

Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program will keep fighting for much-needed reforms vetoed by Gov. Reynolds. In April, HF 732 passed the Iowa House 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate 40 to 7.

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Dems: Iowans urged to ask legislators to stand by votes

June 24, 2019

Iowans pushing to overturn Gov. Reynolds' veto of medical cannabis reforms are more than halfway to their goal of calling for a special session. HF 732 was overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House (96-3) and Senate (40-7).

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Dems: Legislators call for override of Governor’s medical cannabis veto

May 29, 2019

Two Iowa lawmakers announced a statewide effort to override Governor Reynold’s last-minute veto to HF 732, a collection of urgently needed Iowa medical cannabis reforms. To override the veto, two thirds of lawmakers in each chamber must request a special session of the Legislature to take action.

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Dems: Legislators disappointed by governor’s veto of bipartisan help for suffering Iowans

May 24, 2019

Legislative supporters of strengthening Iowa’s weak medical cannabis program are disappointed Governor Reynolds vetoed HF 732, which passed the Iowa House by a vote of 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate by a vote of 40 to 7.

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Dems: Statement on Governor signing Health & Human Services budget

May 3, 2019

“Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans worked in lock step to pass a budget rich with perks for special interests and out-of-state corporations rather than putting Iowans first. They supported taking away the civil rights of [...]

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