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The Courtney Report

When looking ahead to the 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature, continuing to create jobs and grow Iowa’s economy tops my priority list. We need to do what we can to help more Iowans recover from the national recession. Ensuring … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

These days there is a lot of talk about improving health care nationwide. In Iowa, it’s not just talk. We’ve taken big steps toward making sure all Iowans have access to the best possible health care. This year in the … Continue reading

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Good news for Burlington! The transit system in Burlington has been honored as the “Most Improved Urban Transit System of the Year” by the Iowa Department of Transportation. During 2011, ridership on Burlington Urban System—BUS—increased 18.15 percent. At the same … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

2012 successes for jobs, education, economy The 2012 session resulted in some significant successes for Iowans. We’ve once again balanced the state budget without raising taxes. And we’ve approved measures that will move this state forward, create jobs, grow our … Continue reading

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Courtney Report 27 – April – 2012

Doing more to create jobs for Iowans and grow our state’s economy is still my top priority as the 2012 session winds down. The Iowa Senate is working to invest $62 million in job creation and economic growth. The Republican-controlled … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

  Retiring Senate President Jack Kibbie of Emmetsburg helped create Iowa’s nationally recognized community college system. I’m working closely with him so Southeastern Community College and Eastern Iowa Community College as well as other community colleges can do even more … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

Iowa veterans deserve our support On January 18, hundreds of veterans from around the state visited the Iowa Capitol to meet with legislators. I was pleased to welcome local veterans to the Senate and listen to their concerns and ideas. … Continue reading

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Thanks to everyone who shared their concerns, ideas and hopes with me in 2011. Your input helps shape what happens in the Legislature. Last session, the bipartisan effort to provide every Iowa four-year-old with high-quality early education was at risk … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report: The Fight For Education Pays Off

Iowa families will continue to have easy access to high-quality, free preschools for four-year-olds. Governor Branstad has announced he now supports the popular statewide preschool initiative that has made Iowa the envy of the nation in recent years. This victory … Continue reading

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