Amanda Ragan

03/28/2017 - 2:48pm
Education and job training can turn Iowa’s economy around      In trying to understand why Iowa’s economy has less growth than expected this year and next, we need to look at the elements that led to slower growth in order to find solutions.      Iowa employers have been saying for years that their biggest challenge is getting enough skilled...
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...
02/07/2017 - 5:00pm
National Guard makes Iowa and America strong      More than 40 percent of Iowa’s 7,000 National Guard soldiers and 2,000 airmen have served in combat and combat-support roles overseas, the highest number in decades, Major General Timothy Orr told lawmakers in his annual “Condition of the Guard” address....
01/31/2017 - 4:55pm
Budget cuts will hurt Iowa education, economic growth and the vulnerable      Senate File 130 cuts more than $26 million from education, undermining the goal of creating an economy that helps all Iowans. Cutting $3 million from community colleges and $18 million from public universities takes Iowa in the wrong direction. These...
01/24/2017 - 4:49pm
Veterans Day on the hill      Veterans from across Iowa came to the State Capitol to meet with legislators and enjoy a full schedule of activities, including a special ceremony in the rotunda honoring their service.        They also had the opportunity to meet Brig. Gen. William DeHaes of the Iowa...
01/17/2017 - 4:24pm
Revitalizing communities in North Iowa      I’m proud to represent communities in North Iowa. With the 2017 session underway, I am eager to get to work building an economy that helps all Iowans.      We’ve faced some big challenges in recent years though, with more than 70 counties in the State...
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