Amanda Ragan

05/02/2017 - 3:34pm
2017 session wrapped up     The 2017 session wrapped up on April 22. It was a hard year for working families and vulnerable Iowans. I have great concerns about some of the proposals that will drive down wages, cut health care and degrade our quality of life.      Iowa’s economy has slowed, the state budget is in the red, and it’s becoming harder to...
03/14/2017 - 3:07pm
Victims of sexual abuse get added protections      This week Senate File 401 was passed in the Iowa Senate. This legislation provides a process for victims of sexual abuse to get a civil protective order that would require the perpetrator of the abuse to stay away from the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s residence, school or...
03/07/2017 - 5:15pm
First-time homebuyers can invest in their future      Like many places around the country, Iowa’s potential first-time homebuyers continue to face challenges when they’re ready to make a purchase.      Rising household debt, credit concerns and high prices make saving for a down payment a major...
02/28/2017 - 5:10pm
Community colleges are a great investment in Iowa’s economy      We must do more to help create good-paying jobs in Iowa.      Employers tell me that we don’t have enough skilled workers to fill the increasing number of available jobs. Community colleges have stepped up to help Iowa meet the need...
02/21/2017 - 5:00pm
Scrapping Iowans’ health security is an attack on workers      The last couple weeks at the Statehouse, we’ve been focused on standing up to an attack on hard-working Iowans. I’m standing up because I believe law enforcement officers, fire fighters, teachers, nurses and other Iowa workers deserve fairness and...
02/14/2017 - 4:57pm
Protecting Iowa’s working families     Police officers and fire fighters risk their lives for us every day.     Nurses care for our loved ones when they’re sick or hurting.     Teachers and coaches educate and train our future leaders.     Correctional officers in our prisons...
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