Amanda Ragan

05/26/2015 - 2:15pm
New laws benefit those who served and sacrificed        Memorial Day was observed on Monday. The history of Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, began three years after the end of the Civil War when Maj. Gen. John A. Logan ordered his posts to decorate graves in 1868.      “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance... Let...
05/19/2015 - 10:17am
Senate votes to improve quality of life for Iowans        This week, the Senate voted to improve the quality of life for Iowa families, expand Iowa’s middle class and attract new workers and businesses to our communities.       The state’s annual infrastructure budget funds projects to...
05/12/2015 - 1:14pm
Senate’s budget protects vulnerable Iowans        The Senate approved the Health & Human Services (HHS) Budget this week. SF 505is one of the state’s largest budgets, with funding for the departments of Human Services, Public Health, Aging, Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Home in Marshalltown.  ...
05/05/2015 - 1:52pm
Keeping higher education affordable        Keeping higher education affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that helps our state attract even more businesses and jobs – the types that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class and grow our...
04/28/2015 - 2:04pm
Keep job training and college affordable      We’re working to keep college affordable so that all Iowans get the educational opportunities that lead to great jobs.      Iowans value the opportunities Iowa’s 15 community colleges provide. Community colleges do a great job of training a skilled...
04/21/2015 - 12:07pm
Help for Iowans with disabilities, honoring north Iowans   Iowans with disabilities often wish to live as independently as possible. The ABLE Act will help them do just that.      The ABLE – Achieving a Better Life Experience – Act was approved by the U.S. Congress in December. It allows people with...
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