Thank you, Iowa workers!

September 7, 2020 Senate Staff 0

This Labor Day, let’s look around and thank those who are working hard in what often feels like thankless times. The best “thank you” we can give hard-working Iowans is real opportunities to get ahead.

Iowa is COVID hot spot

August 31, 2020 Senate Staff 0

Six months into the pandemic, when many of us thought we might be in the clear, Iowa is in the thick of it with record-high infection rates and mounting deaths. Yet, the Governor continues her half-hearted approach that is preventing Iowa from getting the coronavirus under control.

Legislative Democrats’ COVID-19 Recovery Agenda

June 1, 2020 Senate Staff 0

Iowa’s Democratic lawmakers have released a plan to address the needs of Iowa families and business during the reconvened 2020 session, starting June 3. The goal is to keep lawmakers focused on addressing problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boulton: Workers’ compensation should cover coronavirus

May 7, 2020 Senate Staff 0

More than 100 years ago, Upton Sinclair chronicled the misery and abuse of American workers in the meatpacking industry, describing them as “centers of contagion, poisoning the lives of all of us.” Today, we are witnessing a new chapter in the life and deaths of meatpacking workers and other essential workers through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hogg: Don’t deny unemployment to workers

April 29, 2020 Senate Staff 0

After prematurely re-opening 77 counties, the Governor says Iowans who don’t go into work — out of fear for themselves or a vulnerable person in their family contracting COVID19 — will lose their unemployment benefits.

Enhancing communities through land banks

March 4, 2020 Senate Staff 0

Bipartisan legislation (SF 2369) establishing “land banks” has passed the Senate Local Government Committee. Land banks are public-private partnerships to rehabilitate rundown, vacant and tax-delinquent properties for productive use.
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