Sen. Petersen to Senate Republicans: “Another partisan response to the serious problem of sexual harassment in the Iowa Capitol”

November 21, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Sen. Petersen responded to media reports of Senate Republicans’ latest response on sexual harassment scandal: “This is another partisan response to the serious problem of sexual harassment in the Iowa Capitol. Senator Dix, Senator Whitver and other Senate Republicans still have not apologized to Kirsten Anderson for the sexual harassment she experienced and they refuse to acknowledge that she was fired for being a whistleblower.”

Thank you veterans

November 11, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Veterans Day honors all generations of Americans who served with courage, strength and distinction to defend our freedoms– in war and in peace. Join us in thanking those who’ve worn the uniform, those currently serving and their families for their sacrifices and dedication to our state and our country.

Iowa health insurance for 2018

November 6, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Iowans when it comes to health care. Recent health care news has left many frustrated. Here is some information about where things stand right now. We hope this helps provide a little clarity about health care options available to Iowans.

Privatized Medicaid has more bad news for Iowans

October 31, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Privatized Medicaid has proven to be bad news for Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers. The best advice for Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans is this: “You’ve dug yourself into a hole. You need  to stop digging.”

Ragan invites public to share ideas and concerns about Iowa jobs

October 23, 2017 Senate Staff 0

North Iowa has opportunities for real growth. To bring higher wage jobs to our communities, we should focus on small business development, entrepreneurship and educational opportunity. The Legislature has to invest more in long-range economic development, measures that ensure future growth and prosperity across all of Iowa.

Petersen elected leader of Senate Democrats

October 23, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Democratic members of the Iowa Senate elected Sen. Janet Petersen of Des Moines today to serve as the new Democratic Leader of the Iowa Senate. Petersen is in her second term in the Iowa Senate after serving six terms in the Iowa House of Representatives. She represents Senate District 18 in northwest Des Moines.

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