Still no answers on Medicaid mess

June 18, 2018 Senate Staff 0

The failure by the Reynolds Administration to come clean with Iowa taxpayers is even more reason for the State Auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit of Medicaid privatization that explains why it isn’t working.

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.”

Iowa tax bill needs closer look

February 26, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Last week, Republicans who control the Iowa Senate came out with a 130-page, $1 billion tax plan. Much like what happens in Washington D.C., we’ve seen no spreadsheets to give us a sense of the […]

Senate Democrat responds to Governor’s new tax plan

February 13, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque, lead Democrat in the Iowa Senate on tax issues, responded to Governor Kim Reynolds’s newly released tax plan. Senator Jochum noted that the plan does not address corporate tax credits — the fastest-growing part of the state budget — and raises other concerns.

Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans with better-paying jobs, revitalized small towns and rural communities, the best education in the country and a great quality of life.