Amanda Ragan

01/17/2017 - 4:24pm
Revitalizing communities in North Iowa      I’m proud to represent communities in North Iowa. With the 2017 session underway, I am eager to get to work building an economy that helps all Iowans.      We’ve faced some big challenges in recent years though, with more than 70 counties in the State of Iowa losing population since 2010. Iowans need...
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...
08/30/2016 - 3:58pm
Boosting student achievement this school year     A new school year is getting under way. I know local educators will provide great opportunities for our students with the resources they have.     The struggle to provide sufficient, timely funding has put local schools in a bind in recent years. We took a small step...
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...
06/14/2016 - 3:40pm
Tourism grows the economy and improves quality of life      Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all that Iowa has to offer.      Our great quality of life is bolstered by the arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities and amenities are important to local communities. They attract families and...
05/31/2016 - 4:11pm
Honoring Iowa veterans and service members      Each May, we celebrate Armed Forces Day, paying tribute to the men and women in our military, and Memorial Day, honoring those who died serving our country.       The commitment of Iowans to serve our country has always been strong. That’s why...
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