Amanda Ragan

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 Iowa Senate, which will work with the Republican-...
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...
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...
07/08/2014 - 11:30am
       Many of our state parks have seen some damage in recent weeks because of strong winds and flooding. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), staff is clearing downed limbs, cleaning up and making repairs. A few state parks are closed or partially closed. For the latest information, go to www....
07/01/2014 - 11:29am
A commitment to good Iowa government           In Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the country. Republican and Democratic legislators are always looking for ways to ensure government runs efficiently and offers good service to Iowans.       Those efforts...
06/03/2014 - 11:42am
Quality of life investments boost economy, middle class Iowa's great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable, and they are good for our economy. "They create jobs, attract investments, generate tax revenues, and stimulate local economies through...
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