04/07/2015 - 3:05pm
Veterans and school issues move forward
Our veterans deserve to know all the benefits and programs they qualify for. That's why the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee voted this week to help veterans access information on ways to apply for benefits.
House File 414won unanimous approval in...
03/31/2015 - 1:24pm
Plan may endanger vulnerable Iowans
As you are all well aware, the Department of Human Services has proposed moving nearly the entire Medicaid system to managed care. If Iowa moves forward at the pace proposed by DHS, Iowa will have made the transition faster than any other state.
03/24/2015 - 10:59am
Human trafficking and nursing care initiatives move forward
Human trafficking is happening here in the heartland.
This week, the Iowa Senate passed SF 450 to battle human trafficking, which is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labor or commercial sexual...
03/17/2015 - 11:39am
Boost for Iowa businesses and veterans in need
Do our state agencies need to buy digital cameras from a Massachusetts company?
Why would state government purchase bread and bakery products from Missouri?
Should the state have hired a New York company to help market...
03/10/2015 - 8:05pm
Access to mental health services must be maintained
I am committed to continuous improvement of Iowa's modernized mental health system. That's why I was as surprised as everyone else when Gov. Branstad announced plans to close Mental Health Institutes (MHI) in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda earlier this year....