Amanda Ragan

10/07/2014 - 1:50pm
Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors        Thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Some are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. With about one-fifth of Iowans over age 60, issues affecting seniors are increasingly important. With this in mind, the...
09/23/2014 - 11:07am
Iowa ranks high for fiscal responsibility        A perfect credit rating and strong budget make Iowa one of the best run states in the country. As your state senator, I am committed to keeping Iowa’s finances in good shape.      I am proud of the bipartisan efforts of the Legislature to...
09/02/2014 - 10:43am
Training a Skilled Iowa workforce Studies repeatedly find that employers are unable to find workers with the skills to fill job openings, education and training do not match workplace needs, and workers are not aware of programs that can train them in new skills. Remedying those problems is the most important thing we can go to strengthen Iowa...
08/12/2014 - 3:52pm
Investing in student achievement is paying off Students and teachers are heading back to Iowa classrooms for the new school year this month. When they do, the education reforms we have approved over the last couple of years will make a big difference in their experience, as schools put their best teachers in leadership roles, and boost science...
07/22/2014 - 10:39am
Creating jobs, growing Iowa’s economy with clean energy        Iowa leads the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the Top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. These successes have not come about by accident. Iowa is responding to the growing...
07/08/2014 - 11:30am
       Many of our state parks have seen some damage in recent weeks because of strong winds and flooding. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), staff is clearing downed limbs, cleaning up and making repairs. A few state parks are closed or partially closed. For the latest information, go to www....
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