Amanda Ragan

02/14/2017 - 4:57pm
Protecting Iowa’s working families     Police officers and fire fighters risk their lives for us every day.     Nurses care for our loved ones when they’re sick or hurting.     Teachers and coaches educate and train our future leaders.     Correctional officers in our prisons help ensure our safety.    ...
12/13/2016 - 4:44pm
Stopping the epidemic of overdose deaths      Twenty-three Iowans died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the Department of Public Health.      A report from the Trust for America's Health tells us that prescription drug and heroin overdose deaths are climbing in Iowa, just as they...
11/08/2016 - 4:57pm
We all can help fight human trafficking      It’s hard to fathom that human trafficking happens at all, much less that it is a growing problem here in the heartland.      Human trafficking is the buying and selling of people, who are often forced into sex work or other forms of slavery. Iowa's...
11/01/2016 - 4:05pm
Iowa is tough and smart on crime      In tight budget times, it is more important than ever that we be smart on crime. There are some excellent ways to reduce the number of repeat offenders, keep people out of prison and save taxpayer dollars. Family treatment courts, a better approach to sentencing and helping offenders re-...
10/11/2016 - 5:07pm
Iowa is good for business      Your Iowa Senate is working to expand Iowa’s middle class and build a stable economy for all. We’re spurring long-range growth and prosperity across Iowa by: • Ensuring Iowans have opportunities for job training • Offering incentives to Iowa businesses • Boosting quality...
09/27/2016 - 3:02pm
Wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa       Innovative energy has been a hallmark of the Iowa economy in recent years. Geography, natural resources and a strong agricultural heritage have positioned us for success in the industry. The Legislature actively supports the growth of Iowa’s homegrown energy...
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