Senator-Elect Smith meets 2019 Intern Shelby Young

December 12, 2018 senate intern 0

Senator-Elect Jackie Smith of Sioux City attended an orientation for new members of the Iowa House and Senate. While at the state Capitol, Smith met legislative intern Shelby Young of Exira, who is earning college credit while helping lawmakers communicate with Iowans about policy issues.

Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of SF 45 (Updated 10/26/18)

October 26, 2018 senate intern 0

Privatizing IPERS: An Analysis of Senate File 45: The bill directs each retirement system to submit a plan to create an alternative defined contribution plan to the public retirement systems committee by October 1, 2018. This is a bad bill – built on a bad idea. While Senate File 45 would get rid of all public defined benefit pensions, this year most discussion is around the IPERS pension system…

Governor: Reveal the numbers behind Medicaid savings claims

May 29, 2018 senate intern 0

“We all know for-profit Medicaid has been a disaster for Iowa families and health care providers,” said Jochum. “I believe it has also been a disaster for the state budget.  Governor Reynolds, I look forward to a public review of the hundreds of millions of dollars Iowa has spent on privatized Medicaid and the reforms that will start fixing Iowa’s Medicaid mess.”