Amanda Ragan

01/17/2017 - 4:24pm
Revitalizing communities in North Iowa      I’m proud to represent communities in North Iowa. With the 2017 session underway, I am eager to get to work building an economy that helps all Iowans.      We’ve faced some big challenges in recent years though, with more than 70 counties in the State of Iowa losing population since 2010. Iowans need...
12/20/2016 - 5:17pm
Oversight must continue until these basic problems are truly fixed • Opening comments for the meeting of the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee meeting      In Iowa, privatized health care for the poor and severely disabled is moving forward faster, with less planning, than in any other state. This...
12/13/2016 - 4:44pm
Stopping the epidemic of overdose deaths      Twenty-three Iowans died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the Department of Public Health.      A report from the Trust for America's Health tells us that prescription drug and heroin overdose deaths are climbing in Iowa, just as they...
11/08/2016 - 4:57pm
We all can help fight human trafficking      It’s hard to fathom that human trafficking happens at all, much less that it is a growing problem here in the heartland.      Human trafficking is the buying and selling of people, who are often forced into sex work or other forms of slavery. Iowa's...
11/01/2016 - 4:05pm
Iowa is tough and smart on crime      In tight budget times, it is more important than ever that we be smart on crime. There are some excellent ways to reduce the number of repeat offenders, keep people out of prison and save taxpayer dollars. Family treatment courts, a better approach to sentencing and helping offenders re-...
10/11/2016 - 5:07pm
Iowa is good for business      Your Iowa Senate is working to expand Iowa’s middle class and build a stable economy for all. We’re spurring long-range growth and prosperity across Iowa by: • Ensuring Iowans have opportunities for job training • Offering incentives to Iowa businesses • Boosting quality...
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