Amanda Ragan

11/18/2014 - 1:31pm
We want veterans to make Iowa their home        In 2007, the Iowa Senate established a Veterans Affairs Committee, which has since approved wide-ranging initiatives to help veterans, service members and their families.      In 2010, Iowa became the first state to address the Department of Defense’s top 10 quality of life issues identified...
07/22/2014 - 10:39am
Creating jobs, growing Iowa’s economy with clean energy        Iowa leads the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the Top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. These successes have not come about by accident. Iowa is responding to the growing...
07/08/2014 - 11:30am
       Many of our state parks have seen some damage in recent weeks because of strong winds and flooding. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), staff is clearing downed limbs, cleaning up and making repairs. A few state parks are closed or partially closed. For the latest information, go to www....
07/01/2014 - 11:29am
A commitment to good Iowa government           In Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the country. Republican and Democratic legislators are always looking for ways to ensure government runs efficiently and offers good service to Iowans.       Those efforts...
06/03/2014 - 11:42am
Quality of life investments boost economy, middle class Iowa's great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable, and they are good for our economy. "They create jobs, attract investments, generate tax revenues, and stimulate local economies through...
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...
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