Tag Archives: Iowa Senate Democrats

Senator Joe Bolkcom: “This Bill Is A Shell Game”

Senator Bolkcom’s closing comments in committee on SSB 1253, a $152 million dollar property tax increase approved with only Republican votes.

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How To Stop Being A Business Hostile Republican

Follow the Iowa Senate Democrats on Facebook Janet Peterson: “When radical Republican lawmakers push bathroom bills, anti-LGBTQ+ bills and voter suppression bills they make it harder for Iowa to win businesses and workers. When radical Republicans push bills to get … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Leader Wahls’ 2021 Opening Day Speech

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the first day of the 2021 session. Before I begin, I ask all Senators in the Chamber, as well as staff, lobbyists, and other members of the public, to rise as you are able … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing In Iowa Threatened By Out Of State Corporations

Mom and pop owned mobile home parks across Iowa and the U.S. are being bought up by greedy out of state companies that then drastically increase the cost to live there. New owners have been jacking up rents as much … Continue reading

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Medicaid MCOs Get Another Huge Raise

Coming on the tail of an 8.4% raise to the MCOs last year, the administration of Governor Kim Reynolds awarded the MCOs a raise of 8.6% this year. In real dollars those numbers that is a raise of $344 million … Continue reading

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A Very, Very Bad Idea

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Watch Live: Iowa Legislature Health Policy Oversight Committee Meeting Friday

Notice from Iowa Senate Democrats: The Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee will meet tomorrow, Friday, November 30, at 10 AM in Room 116 of the Iowa Statehouse. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Iowa Senate Democrats Facebook page … Continue reading

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Republicans Must Go

And now a word from the Iowa Senate Democrats

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Iowa Voting: A One Minute How-to Guide

The time to do it is now. Today. Stop by your county auditor’s office. Click here to find your county auditor.  We only have about three weeks left.  We suggest voting early at your county auditor’s office because you won’t … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats Release 2018 End Of Session Report

2018 End-of-Session Report The Democratic plan for 2018 calls for Putting Iowans First Investing in public schools & preventing more school closures Keeping job training & college affordable for all Iowans Making child care more affordable for working parents & … Continue reading

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