Posts Tagged ‘ Transparency & Accountability ’

Dems: Nonpartisan analysis confirms GOP tax plan is ‘fiscally irresponsible’

February 27, 2018

Contrary to the claims of Senate Republicans, their tax plan is NOT fair to many Iowans, it does NOT make Iowa more competitive with other states, and it certainly does NOT take into account the ongoing budget crisis.

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Dems: Iowa tax bill needs closer look

February 26, 2018

Last week, Republicans who control the Iowa Senate came out with a 130-page, $1 billion tax plan. Much like what happens in Washington D.C., we’ve seen no spreadsheets to give us a sense of the [...]

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Dems: Senate Democrat responds to Senate GOP tax plan

February 21, 2018

Although the proposal from the Senate Republicans leaves many unanswered questions, Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, the lead Democrat in the Iowa Senate on tax issues, renewed her offer to work in a bipartisan manner on a tax plan.

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Dems: Perpetrators must pay for bad behavior – not Iowa taxpayers

January 24, 2018

A group of Senators introduced legislation today to ensure that state employees – not all Iowa taxpayers – would be financially responsible for egregious and illegal workplace behavior.

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Dems: Perpetrators must pay for bad behavior – not Iowa taxpayers

January 24, 2018

A group of Senators introduced legislation today to ensure that state employees – not all Iowa taxpayers – would be financially responsible for egregious and illegal workplace behavior.

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Dems: We agree ‘urgent action’ needed to stop ‘additional inappropriate behavior’

January 12, 2018

Little has changed in the Iowa Senate more than four years since Kirsten Anderson was fired after filing a complaint about the toxic work environment. As Ambassador Kramer wrote in her report: ‘As of now, there is nothing that has changed to prevent additional inappropriate behavior and ensuing problems.’

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Dems: Petersen to top Senate Republicans: “Release sex harassment findings”

November 16, 2017
Dems: Petersen to top Senate Republicans: “Release sex harassment findings”

In the wake of  a $1.75 million settlement, Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen today called on the top two Senate Republicans leaders --  Senate President Jack Whitver and Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix -- to release to the public the findings of their internal investigation of sexual harassment.

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Dems: Latest revenue estimates show Republican policies continue to damage job growth and economic opportunities

October 15, 2017

"Today’s updated revenue estimates are more evidence that Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are continuing to break those promises to Iowans. That’s bad, bad news for Iowa families and their communities, especially those living in smaller towns and rural ares."

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Dems: Latest state deficit figures show GOP budget is ‘out of whack’ and hurting Iowa families

July 3, 2017

 "Iowa is not in a recession. Iowa is experiencing slow revenue growth because the policies of Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are out of whack. Delaying tax refunds for Iowa families and other gimmicks will not solve this budget mess. Republicans must stop showering tens of millions on large tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations.  These…

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Dems: Top Senate Democrat on tax committee invites Governor to support bipartisan tax reform

June 5, 2017

“Iowans deserve a tax system that is fair to everyone, not just the special interests,” Jochum said. “Because of the state’s cobbled together tax policies, many Iowans believe the system is rigged against them. Iowans deserve a tax system that works for all of us and increases prosperity for more Iowans.”

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