Tag Archives: Iowa Senate Democrats

Republicans Have 0% Approval Rating

In a sane and just world, that’s how it would be. But no, we now live in the  post-Trump era where Iowa Republicans are happily taking orders and actual laws from ALEC and the national Republican party. They apparently plan … Continue reading

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Senator Zach Wahls Schools GOP On Bipartisanship

Watch the video or read the text below. Zach Wahls, Senate Democratic Leader, addresses the Republican rejection of bipartisan policing reform in Iowa: Mr. President, colleagues of the Senate. We’ve been having this debate for a while here today, but … Continue reading

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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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