Beall receives national honor for standing up for service members, veterans

The NGAUS Charles Dick Medal of Merit was presented to Iowa State Senator Daryl Beall during the 134th NGAUS General Conference at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno last week. More than 4,000 Guard officers, exhibitors, civic officials and top military leaders attended the conference.

September 20, 2012

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Workforce decision victory for unemployed Iowans

The unanimous decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to overturn Governor Branstad’s veto of a bipartisan effort to keep dozens of local workforce offices is a victory for tens of thousands of Iowans looking for a job.

March 16, 2012

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(VIDEO) Senate Democrats address corrections staff shortages

The Iowa Senate has approved 8.5 million dollars in additional funding for the Department of Correction (SF 2071). The money will address urgent needs at prisons and community-based corrections facilities across the state. At issue are staff shortages that could threaten public safety.

February 1, 2012

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Iowa National Guard: A source of pride

Senators Tom Courtney, Joni Ernst, and Daryl Beall had the chance to speak with Major General Tim Orr, adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard, and his guest Major General Kadri Kastrati, commander of the Kosovo Security Force. Major General Orr, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, brought good news when he gave his […]

January 26, 2012

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Senators applaud court decision overturning Governor’s veto

DES MOINES (Dec. 8, 2011) – A court decision today overturning Governor Branstad’s veto of a bipartisan effort to keep dozens of local workforce offices open is a victory for tens of thousands of Iowans still looking for a job, two key legislators said today. “This is a huge victory for Iowans hoping to find a job,” said State Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo, a plaintiff on the lawsuit.

December 9, 2011

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No need to hurt local students when Iowa has a billion dollars in the bank

“One. Billion. Dollars. One BILLION dollars. There’s the number Iowans must to keep in mind during this budget debate. One billion dollars. That’s how much Iowa will have in the bank when we start the next fiscal year on July 1. Just 6.5% of one billion dollars would pay for a 2% increase in state aid to local schools and fully fund preschool for four-year-olds. In other words, we could fund our local schools and still have 935 million dollars in the bank.”

May 26, 2011

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Schoenjahn: Invest in Iowa kids to build a brighter economic future

Education is a key investment in Iowa’s economic future. By providing quality, affordable education opportunities from pre-K to college, we can have the best trained workforce in the country and grow new jobs.That’s the message Senate Education Budget Chair Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington took to more than 15 Iowa towns in the last two weeks.

October 6, 2010

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Senators highlight efforts to make local communities safer

Over the last couple of weeks Senator Steve Sodders, a Marshall County deputy sheriff, has been attending Community Safety Forums across the state to highlight legislation making local communities and neighborhoods safer. Senator Sodders also listened to Iowans’ ideas for building on our successes. A fact sheet about the legislature’s work to increase public safety and links to some of the press coverage of the tour are below the fold.

October 1, 2010

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‘Iowans Helping Iowans’ to benefit flood victims

A new “Iowans Helping Iowans” flood assistance program will help families and businesses get back on their feet. Up to $7.5 million will be provided for homeowner assistance, up to $7.5 million for business assistance, and up to $5 million for unmet needs totaling up to $20 million.

Anyone affected by the recent natural disasters in a county that has been presidentially declared for Individual Assistance is eligible for the Iowans Helping Iowans program.

August 30, 2010

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Senator Beall wins Uncommon Public Service Award

Senator Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge was awarded the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Uncommon Public Service Award. Beall was nominated by Iowa Central’s student senate.

March 24, 2010

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