We need an economy that works for hard-working Iowans, not the top 1%. Democrats will continue to fight and show up for workers and retirees who have earned a bigger paycheck and secure retirement. Republicans haven’t shown up to support striking workers for one simple reason: they don’t support them.
Pres. Biden & Congressional Democrats provided much-needed help to Iowans through the ARP. Statehouse Republicans want to give more tax cuts for the wealthiest few. We support tax cuts for hard-working families–those who need the relief. We oppose more state handouts & sweetheart deals for Gov. Reynolds’ financial donors & friends.
Governor Reynolds and the Republican-controlled Legislature have taken a hands-off approach to boosting economic opportunities to Iowans during the pandemic. Fortunately, the American Rescue Plan will bring much needed relief to Iowa businesses, workers, schools, local governments and other sectors of the economy.
Key Democratic legislators are calling for investigations into reports that Governor Reynolds diverted nearly $450,000 to pay her staff instead of using the funds for COVID-19 relief efforts.
Based on the updated revenue estimates, the Governor and legislators must strategically use available resources– including federal funds and the state’s rainy-day fund – to protect key priorities: education, health care and employment security.
This borrowing scheme follows the failure over the last decade to adequately fund our public universities.
Legislators argue for reforms to Iowa’s medical cannabis program in a news conference Nov. 15, 2019.
Residents of 32 other states — the majority of all Americans — have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.