Amanda Ragan

02/03/2016 - 10:56am
Iowa is not ready for Medicaid transition      This week, I was part of a group that submitted a letter to President Barack Obama and other federal officials about our growing, heartfelt concerns over Gov. Terry Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program.      We appreciate the decision by federal officials in December...
01/26/2016 - 1:28pm
Class sizes will increase if school funding falls short Another year of inadequate state funding for K-12 schools will result in larger class sizes.      That’s what school administrators tell us in a new survey. Superintendents, principals and other school officials completed the survey in recent weeks to help us better...
01/19/2016 - 1:43pm
Iowa needs a bigger, stronger middle class      Last Monday, we gaveled in at the Statehouse to begin the 2016 legislative session. Over the next few months, we’ll be working to improve Iowa’s economic growth, education, health care and public safety. Our top priority is expanding Iowa’s middle class through...
01/12/2016 - 11:55am
Working for you in 2016      With the 2016 legislative session under way, I remain committed to my constituents in Butler, Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties. My primary job is listening to you and to ensuring the state honors its commitments to Iowa families.      These commitments include:     -...
12/22/2015 - 4:33pm
Better training, education will help grow Iowa’s middle class        We should do all that we can to help more workers and their families join Iowa’s middle class.      As 2015 comes to an end, Iowa continues its recovery from the national economic recession. We’re making steady...
12/08/2015 - 3:00pm
Sound budgeting gives Iowa good outlook for 2016      As we move toward the 2016 session, the careful budget-making strategy adopted by the Legislature will allow us to maintain our investments in expanding Iowa’s middle class in all 99 counties. This includes affordable higher education, 21st Century job training and a...
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