Amanda Ragan

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 demand for alternative forms of energy and maximizing...
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...
04/01/2014 - 10:11am
Economic growth forum on April 4 I have invited two of my Senate colleagues to join me for an upcoming North Iowa meeting on economic growth. Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo is chair of the Economic Development Budget, and Senator Steve Sodders of State Center chairs the Senate's Economic Growth Committee. We want to hear your ideas for...
03/25/2014 - 11:26am
Protecting Iowans’ privacy and identity All Iowans should be protected from identity theft, including children and dependent adults. The Iowa Senate approved House File 2368 to help prevent identity theft of kids and other vulnerable Iowans, giving them the same protections as independent adults. In 2008, the Legislature voted to allow...
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