Amanda Ragan

08/25/2015 - 3:46pm
Local Senator heads back to school      As summer ends, teachers and students are preparing to head back to the classroom. So am I—through America's Legislators Back to School Program.      I am setting up my schedule of school visits and am excited to go “back to school.” Please contact me at (641) 424-0874 or amanda.ragan@legis.iowa....
08/16/2015 - 1:05pm
Local senator urges support for NIACC fundraiser   Letter to the Editor:        I write today to express my personal support for the current “NIACC First Campaign.” This public fundraising effort is being conducted to provide necessary funds to keep North Iowa Area Community College in its educational...
08/04/2015 - 7:49pm
Mental health treatment must be available to Iowans        Public safety and medical professionals say Iowa has a mental health crisis. Legislators have been tackling that problem by improving the way mental health services are provided in our state. This year, the Senate took steps to:      • Make...
07/14/2015 - 11:28am
Special session needed to protect middle-class Iowans   This year, Senate Democrats fought long and hard for education, health care, jobs and public safety initiatives that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class. We hoped to accomplish much more, but after five months of negotiating, we opted for compromise over gridlock.   ...
06/30/2015 - 10:19am
    Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities are important to community development, enriching local amenities and attracting young professionals. In addition, they create jobs, draw investments and stimulate the economy through tourism.     Travel spending...
06/16/2015 - 3:59pm
More help for vulnerable Iowans        The recently completed 2015 session required compromise on important efforts to grow Iowa’s middle class, but this year also saw bipartisan successes. In particular, the Senate approved many initiatives to help vulnerable Iowans. • Mental health care    ...
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