Amanda Ragan

11/18/2014 - 1:31pm
We want veterans to make Iowa their home        In 2007, the Iowa Senate established a Veterans Affairs Committee, which has since approved wide-ranging initiatives to help veterans, service members and their families.      In 2010, Iowa became the first state to address the Department of Defense’s top 10 quality of life issues identified...
10/28/2014 - 4:16pm
Iowa stands out for jobs and business climate        Creating more good jobs and expanding Iowa’s middle class are my top priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Iowa is already one of the best states in the nation for business because of our investments in economic growth and job creation. The credit-...
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...
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...
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