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:

Travel safely this Thanksgiving

AAA projects that more than 46 million people will travel to celebrate Thanksgiving this week. That means our roads will be full of holiday drivers. You’ll notice more law enforcement officers on Iowa roads during the Thanksgiving holiday as well, as they team up to save lives and reduce crashes. You can do your part […]

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Gronstal: Expanding economy, growing middle class will guide Iowa Senate Committees

Statement by Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal concering 2015 committee assignments for Democratic Senators

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2015 Iowa Senate Democratic chairs and members

Democratic Members of the Iowa Senate’s Standing Committees  Effective January 12, 2015 Agriculture 13 members Seng –Chair Ragan –Vice Chair Bowman Brase Hart Kinney Sodders Taylor   Appropriations 21 members Dvorsky – Chair Danielson – Vice Chair Bisignano Bolkcom Brase Courtney Dotzler Hogg Mathis McCoy Ragan Schoenjahn Wilhelm   Commerce 15 members Petersen -Chair McCoy […]

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How to get a “veteran” designation on your driver’s license

Veterans can get their “veteran” designation on their driver’s license or state identification card. The veteran designation is a voluntary initiative that many veterans may helpful. Thousands of businesses in Iowa and across the country offer special perks and discounts to veterans, including restaurants, hotels and stores. The veteran designation on a license or ID […]

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Education & job skills for our veterans

Iowa has taken big steps to help veterans transition to civilian life with education and training that can move them quickly into the workforce. These efforts are opportunities to honor those who served and to strengthen our economy with workers who know the importance of hard work, teamwork and discipline. A new Home Base Iowa […]

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Good housing for veterans

One of the best ways we can welcome veterans to our state is by ensuring they can afford a home that meets their families’ needs. Between 2009 and 2013, Iowa’s Military Home Ownership Assistance Program boosted our state’s economy by leveraging more than $178 million toward home purchases. Even so, the program wasn’t keeping up […]

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