Amanda Ragan

02/03/2016 - 10:56am
Iowa is not ready for Medicaid transition      This week, I was part of a group that submitted a letter to President Barack Obama and other federal officials about our growing, heartfelt concerns over Gov. Terry Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program.      We appreciate the decision by federal officials in December...
11/09/2015 - 3:33pm
     Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11 – a time to honor those who have served our country and made great sacrifices in their military duty.      At the Statehouse, we’re always looking for ways to thank our veterans. Some have major needs because of their service, and it’s our responsibility...
10/20/2015 - 10:49am
Positive steps to keep Iowans safe        October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Anything we can do to ensure the safety of all kids is welcome.      This includes Gov. Terry Branstad’s recently established office for bullying preventionat the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for...
10/06/2015 - 12:39pm
Health care changes could harm vulnerable Iowans        Many Iowans are expressing concern about Gov. Terry Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. If fully implemented, the decision would have negative impacts on Iowa’s most vulnerable citizens and healthcare providers....
09/22/2015 - 1:46pm
Iowa’s wind and sun create wind energy opportunities        Iowa is a leader in clean energy. Since 1983, our state has had laws on the books requiring major utilities to provide a portion of their energy from renewables. Over the years, clean energy has created jobs, boosted our economy, lowered energy bills and...
09/08/2015 - 11:48am
Quality child care for working families, growing economy        Most young children in Iowa grow up in homes with working parents. In fact, Iowa has the highest percentage of households with children under age 6 who have all available parents in the labor force –77 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau....
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