Amanda Ragan

08/02/2016 - 1:57pm
Providers say private Medicaid hurts care     Iowa Medicaid providers are struggling under the Branstad-Reynolds privatization plan, according to a new survey.     More than 400 doctors, hospitals, local clinics and non-profit health care providers completed the survey. They have faced hurdles and headaches in providing high-quality care since Iowa's $5 billion...
04/12/2016 - 3:18pm
Community colleges are key to expanding Iowa’s middle class        Iowa’s community colleges play a big role in expanding our middle class by helping more Iowans gain the knowledge and skills they need to fill jobs, further their education and enhance their quality of life.      Mason City...
04/05/2016 - 2:02pm
Preserving resources is an investment in our future      We’re always looking for ways to make Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family. Our natural and cultural resources are an important part of that effort. The foundation of Iowa’s economy and way of life is rooted in our rich soils, plentiful water...
03/29/2016 - 11:18am
Fiscal responsibility remains a priority      The House and Senate have agreed to a compromise on school funding for the 2016-17 school year. We fought hard for more than a year for adequate funding for education.      The compromise provides an increase of $145 per pupil over last year, or a total of $6,591...
03/22/2016 - 3:17pm
Senate takes steps to improve children’s mental health care        When kids face mental health problems, families, teachers, social workers and courts want to help in the best way possible.      Last year, the Legislature created a Children’s Mental Health & Well-Being Workgroup to lay...
03/15/2016 - 11:49am
Spurring community and economic growth      A bipartisan agreement will help Iowans filing taxes this year. The decision will “couple” Iowa’s tax code with recent federal tax changes for 2015.      Farmers and small business owners will benefit from a provision called Section 179 expensing...
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