Amanda Ragan

02/24/2015 - 11:52am
Preparing skilled workers is key to expanding middle class       Iowa must focus more attention on training skilled workers if we are going to expand our middle class and help working families recover from the national recession.     A skilled workforce is an incentiveto employers. Businesses looking to locate and expand in Iowa want to know that they'll...
12/30/2014 - 3:53pm
New year to focus on job creation, fiscal responsibility                   As 2014 ends, we are capping off the year with promising news on the economy. That means we can continue to make both fiscal responsibility and job creation top priorities in 2015.  ...
12/02/2014 - 3:53pm
Expanding economy, growing middle class are focus for 2015        Senate Democrats are preparing for the 2015 legislative session, which runs Jan. 12 through early May.      After the 2014 election, Iowa will continue to have a divided state government. I will be part of the Democrat-controlled...
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...
10/28/2014 - 4:16pm
Iowa stands out for jobs and business climate        Creating more good jobs and expanding Iowa’s middle class are my top priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Iowa is already one of the best states in the nation for business because of our investments in economic growth and job creation. The credit-...
10/07/2014 - 1:50pm
Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors        Thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Some are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. With about one-fifth of Iowans over age 60, issues affecting seniors...
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