Amanda Ragan

08/12/2014 - 3:52pm
Investing in student achievement is paying off Students and teachers are heading back to Iowa classrooms for the new school year this month. When they do, the education reforms we have approved over the last couple of years will make a big difference in their experience, as schools put their best teachers in leadership roles, and boost science, math and technology programs. Our investments...
05/06/2014 - 11:03am
  Bipartisan session accomplishments increase economic opportunity for all and strengthen economic security for working families The 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature reached a variety of significant bipartisan agreements that will benefit Iowa families, according to State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City. “I worked with...
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...
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