Category Archives: Courtney

School Funding, Affordable College, Bipartisan Bills: The Courtney Report

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, QUALITY SCHOOLS REMAIN KEY STICKING POINTS Disagreements over education funding are preventing the Legislature from adjourning for the year. Iowa families count on great local schools to give their children and grandchildren a leg up in life. High-quality … Continue reading

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There is still time to reach agreements to help all Iowans

Posted on May 4, 2015 by admin note this was written Monday. So good it needed to be posted Tom Courtney, State Senator, Burlington http://iowalabornews.com/?p=9679 It’s a sad day in Iowa when a lobbyist claiming to represent small businesses had … Continue reading

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Affordable College, Medicaid, Economic Development, The Courtney Report

Note: this is an editted version of Senator Courtney’s newsletter. For the whol newsletter, please go here. ENSURING COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN AFFORD THE EDUCATION THEY NEED We’re working to keep college affordable so that all Iowans get the educational opportunities … Continue reading

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School Funding, Budget, Medical Marijuana – The Courtney Report

ed. note: this is an editted version of Senator Courtney’s newsletter. For the full newsletter, please go here BUDGET PRIORITIES WILL EXPAND IOWA’S MIDDLE CLASS This week, the Iowa Senate released a budget proposal that will expand Iowa’s middle class … Continue reading

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Governor Endangers Vulnerable Iowans, School Funding, Workforce Development, Legislative News

ed. note: This is an edited version of the Courtney newsletter. For the whole newsletter, please go here. SENATE: GOVERNOR’S PLAN MAY ENDANGER VULNERABLE IOWANS In January, Governor Branstad surprised Iowans by proposing to privatize almost all of Iowa’s Medicaid … Continue reading

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School Funding, Payroll Debit Cards, Texting: The Courtney Report

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of the weekly newsletter from Senator Courtney. For the full newsletter, please go to his website CALL THE GOVERNOR: IOWA STUDENTS ARE WORTH MORE If the future of Iowa children, job creation and economic … Continue reading

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Payroll Debit Cards, Accurate Court Records, Mental Health – The Courtney Report

Note: This is edited from the weekly email report from Senator Courtney. To see the full report please go to Senator Courtney’s website. PAYROLL DEBIT CARDS MUST BE FAIR FOR IOWA WORKERS Imagine it’s payday, and you get your pay … Continue reading

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Wages, Jobs, Child Care, Wage Theft: The Courtney Report

Note: This is edited from the weekly email report from Senator Courtney. To see the full report please go to Senator Courtney’s website. Note2: This post missed the schedule last week. To make sure that important info in here is … Continue reading

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School Funding, Kids Future, Aging Population: The Courtney Report

Once again we will excerpt from State Senator Courtney’s weekly newsletter: SENATE VOTES TO REVERSE IOWA’S SLIDE IN SCHOOL INVESTMENT Iowa’s future depends on high-quality local schools. Our best hope for expanding Iowa’s middle class is investing the necessary resources … Continue reading

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Local Schools, Middle Class, Health Care: The Courtney Report

Ed. note: this is an excerpt from the newsletter from state Senator Tom Courtney. To read the full newsletter, please go to http://www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/courtney/newsletter/ WE CAN TAKE A STEP FORWARD FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS This week, Iowa Senate Democrats announced a plan … Continue reading

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