McCoy: Oversight needed to address failures at Iowa DHS & shortcomings in Iowa law

February 28, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Iowa children are falling through the cracks and government policies may be part of the problem, according to members of the House and Senate Government Oversight Committee. Natalie Finn is a 16-year old Des Moines girl who died after she was tortured and starved by her parents. Malayia Knapp, another Des Moines resident, was beaten, starved, and imprisoned by her adoptive parents.

Stopping the epidemic of overdose deaths

November 3, 2016 senate intern 0

Twenty-three Iowans died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the Department of Public Health. A report from the Trust for America’s Health tells us that prescription drug and heroin overdose deaths are climbing […]

Iowa is tough & smart on crime

October 31, 2016 senate intern 0

Citizens deserve to live free from worry of undue risks and danger. That’s why improving public safety is such an important job for the Legislature. We must be tough on crime and smart on crime, […]

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