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.

Senate Democrats respond to Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

October 17, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Building on bipartisan work by the Legislature over the past several years, the Future Ready Iowa Alliance lays out a plan to enhance the skills of Iowa workers. Senate Democrats are focused on initiatives to help Iowans get the education and training they need to qualify for increasingly technical jobs, especially in our small towns and rural areas.

Mathis named “Hero in the Fight” for better mental health treatment in Iowa

October 6, 2017 Senate Staff 0

State Senator Liz Mathis (D-Hiawatha) has been named a Hero in the Fight by the Linn County chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. The Heroes in the Fight awards are given each year to those who help fight stigma the stigma of mental illness and promote positive changes to ensure all Iowans have access to affordable and effective mental health treatment.

Iowa taxpayers’ money going to pay for GOP misdeeds

September 28, 2017 Senate Staff 0

Iowans are rightfully disgusted by the harassment, discrimination, and retaliation against Kirsten Anderson and other legislative staff. They are outraged that their tax dollars are going to be used to pay $1.75 million because of the misconduct and mismanagement by Republican Senators.

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