Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors

Thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Some are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. With about one-fifth of Iowans over age 60, issues affecting seniors are increasingly important. That’s why the Legislature has taken important steps over the last two years to protect seniors and improve their quality of life. These steps include:

Dvorsky on revenue estimates: ‘Our fiscal responsibility is paying off’

“The thoughtful budget-making strategy adopted by the Legislature means that today’s steady revenue estimates will allow us to maintain our investments in expanding Iowa’s middle class.”

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AARP offers nonpartisan voting guides

There is about a month to go before the midterm elections on November 4. To help seniors prepare to cast their ballot, AARP has released a nonpartisan voter guide featuring candidates’ positions on topics, including Social Security, Medicare, caregiving and financial security. Candidates for Iowa races were asked questions on key state issues, including their […]

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Curbing scams aimed at older Iowans

Financial crimes against seniors and vulnerable adults are a growing concern. According to AARP Iowa, financial exploitation is increasing, with estimates that one in six people over 64 fall victim to financial abuse. Iowa Fraud Fighters say that con artists often target older Americans, taking them for almost $3 billion each year. Iowa Fraud Fighters […]

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Keeping Iowa a great place for seniors

Iowa is among America’s top ten Best Places to Retire, according to Bankrate. There are many good reasons for seniors to choose Iowa as their home. Topping the list are Iowa’s relatively low cost of living and great health care. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality puts Iowa among the best states in the […]

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Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors

Thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Some are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. With about one-fifth of Iowans over age 60, issues affecting seniors are increasingly important. That’s why the Legislature has taken important steps over the last two years to protect seniors and improve their quality of life. These steps include:

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Oversight Recommendations in response to recent scandals

1) Banning secret settlements and hush money payments FINDING:  Secret settlements were made throughout state government, including these departments: Iowa Veterans Home Iowa Department of Natural Resources Iowa Department of Administrative Services Iowa Department of Public Health Iowa Department of Human Services Iowa Department of Education FINDING:  Former DAS attorney Ryan Lamb testified that he […]

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  • Petersen: “Reforms that will clean up state government”
  • Sen. Mathis renews call for SOS Schultz to apologize to Iowa taxpayers
  • Volunteer Hall of Fame nominations
  • Iowa Student Loan giveaway for parents
  • Grants to preserve historic documents
  • Courts work to save money & time for Iowans
  • High school students: apply to be a page
  • Putting money back in your pocket
  • Local businesses get a tax cut this month
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