Posts Tagged ‘ Transparency & Accountability ’

Dems: Oversight Committee should investigate DHS chief allegations, resignation

July 22, 2019

A 2017 state law requires that the reason for firing (or demanding the resignation of an employee) is made public. Reynolds has declined to explain why Foxhoven was asked to resign and claims no documents related to his termination exist.

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Dems: Statement on appointment of new DAS director

June 20, 2019

We have seen numerous problems in recent years – multi-million dollar harassment settlements, hush money payments, understaffing that puts at risk the safety of state workers,  and unfair bargaining tactics, and biased hiring and procurement practices – that need to be addressed, not ignored.

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Dems: Bisignano inquires about inaccessible information on Secretary of State site

May 31, 2019

State Sen. Tony Bisignano, ranking member on the Senate State Government Committee, has sent a letter to Secretary of State Paul Pate, asking why certain information is "locked" and not publicly available to voters and Iowans who want to run for office on the Secretary of State’s website.

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Dems: Bisignano inquires about inaccessible information on Secretary of State site

May 31, 2019

State Sen. Tony Bisignano, ranking member on the Senate State Government Committee, has sent a letter to Secretary of State Paul Pate, asking why certain information is "locked" and not publicly available to voters and Iowans who want to run for office on the Secretary of State’s website.

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on search for new DAS Director

May 30, 2019
Dems: Senate Dem Leader on search for new DAS Director

Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen urges Governor Reynolds to select a new director for the Iowa Department of Administrative Services “who can restore taxpayers’ faith in the Department.”

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Dems: Iowa shouldn’t sell off its courts to the highest bidders

February 4, 2019

As the Judicial Branch’s website notes: ‘Merit selection is designed to emphasize the professional qualifications of applicants for judicial appointment and minimize partisan politics.’ That’s apparently not good enough for Republican politicians.

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Dems: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Republicans vote to shut out Iowans

New rules being pushed through by Senate Republicans would eliminate the requirement that subcommittees be open to the public and that notification of the meetings go out 24 hours in advance. These changes are a shameful, deliberate attempt to cut more back-room deals and keep taxpayers in the dark about what they are doing.

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Dems: Partial review of privatized Medicaid disaster doesn’t answer concerns

November 26, 2018
Dems: Partial review of privatized Medicaid disaster doesn’t answer concerns

A partial review of the Medicaid privatization disaster is a big pile of excuses with no good answers for Iowa taxpayers who are being ripped off. Departing State Auditor Mary Mosiman is one of a long line of Republican politicians who still cannot answer simple questions about the cost and quality of privatized Medicaid.

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Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45 (Updated 10/26/18)

October 26, 2018
Dems: Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45  (Updated 10/26/18)

Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45: The bill directs each retirement system to submit a plan to create an alternative defined contribution plan to the public retirement systems committee by October 1, 2018. This is a bad bill – built on a bad idea. While Senate File 45 would get rid of all…

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Dems: Statement on latest revenue estimates

October 16, 2018

The fiscal mismanagement by Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is like a slow train wreck for everyday Iowans. It’s no wonder that Iowans are clamoring for new leadership that will put their needs ahead of the self-interest of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires.

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