Amanda Ragan

08/25/2015 - 3:46pm
Local Senator heads back to school      As summer ends, teachers and students are preparing to head back to the classroom. So am I—through America's Legislators Back to School Program.      I am setting up my schedule of school visits and am excited to go “back to school.” Please contact me at (641) 424-0874 or amanda.ragan@legis.iowa....
06/02/2015 - 1:17pm
Keeping higher ed affordable will strengthen Iowa’s economy        For many, school does not stop with high school graduation. Increasingly, good jobs require higher education or worker training. Iowans of all ages and backgrounds need access to college to build a better future for themselves and their families....
05/26/2015 - 2:15pm
New laws benefit those who served and sacrificed        Memorial Day was observed on Monday. The history of Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, began three years after the end of the Civil War when Maj. Gen. John A. Logan ordered his posts to decorate graves in 1868.      “We should...
05/19/2015 - 10:17am
Senate votes to improve quality of life for Iowans        This week, the Senate voted to improve the quality of life for Iowa families, expand Iowa’s middle class and attract new workers and businesses to our communities.       The state’s annual infrastructure budget funds projects to...
05/12/2015 - 1:14pm
Senate’s budget protects vulnerable Iowans        The Senate approved the Health & Human Services (HHS) Budget this week. SF 505is one of the state’s largest budgets, with funding for the departments of Human Services, Public Health, Aging, Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Home in Marshalltown.  ...
05/05/2015 - 1:52pm
Keeping higher education affordable        Keeping higher education affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that helps our state attract even more businesses and jobs – the types that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class and grow our...
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