Amanda Ragan

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's middle class and grow our economy. Middle...
05/20/2014 - 2:01pm
Legislature approves incentives to attract skilled veterans Over the next five years, the U.S. Armed Services will downsize our military forces by 350,000. These Americans have skills that make them valuable to Iowa businesses and communities. Attracting former service members to our state will bring workers who can help grow our economy and...
05/06/2014 - 11:03am
  Bipartisan session accomplishments increase economic opportunity for all and strengthen economic security for working families The 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature reached a variety of significant bipartisan agreements that will benefit Iowa families, according to State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City. “I worked with...
04/29/2014 - 2:20pm
Help for Iowans in need, more sunshine in government A core Iowa value is taking care of those who cannot take care of themselves. This week the Iowa Senate voted for a Health and Human Services Budget that will improve the safety and quality of life for Iowa seniors, children and others who look to us for help.   House File 2463...
04/15/2014 - 10:22am
Economic plan invests in Iowans, jobs, and communities In the final weeks of the 2014 session, we continue our work to strengthen Iowa's middle class and generate economic activity in communities across the state. HF 2460, the Economic Development Budget, is a large part of that effort. House File 2460 funds small business development...
04/08/2014 - 12:06pm
Creating jobs growing middle class with clean energy As a leader in wind energy and ethanol, Iowa is showing the nation that clean energy works. Bipartisan support for expanding production is helping Iowa create good jobs that strengthen our middle class. This session we approved three bills to build on Iowa’s reputation for clean energy...
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