Amanda Ragan

07/14/2015 - 11:28am
Special session needed to protect middle-class Iowans   This year, Senate Democrats fought long and hard for education, health care, jobs and public safety initiatives that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class. We hoped to accomplish much more, but after five months of negotiating, we opted for compromise over gridlock.      Unfortunately, Gov. Terry Branstad ignored...
05/12/2015 - 1:14pm
Senate’s budget protects vulnerable Iowans        The Senate approved the Health & Human Services (HHS) Budget this week. SF 505is one of the state’s largest budgets, with funding for the departments of Human Services, Public Health, Aging, Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Home in Marshalltown.  ...
05/05/2015 - 1:52pm
Keeping higher education affordable        Keeping higher education affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that helps our state attract even more businesses and jobs – the types that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class and grow our...
04/28/2015 - 2:04pm
Keep job training and college affordable      We’re working to keep college affordable so that all Iowans get the educational opportunities that lead to great jobs.      Iowans value the opportunities Iowa’s 15 community colleges provide. Community colleges do a great job of training a skilled...
04/21/2015 - 12:07pm
Help for Iowans with disabilities, honoring north Iowans   Iowans with disabilities often wish to live as independently as possible. The ABLE Act will help them do just that.      The ABLE – Achieving a Better Life Experience – Act was approved by the U.S. Congress in December. It allows people with...
04/14/2015 - 12:58pm
Fostering charitable giving in Iowa communities        Iowa Community Foundationsare nonprofit organizations that provide grants to meet local needs, build philanthropy and create endowments for the long-term benefit of charitable projects and programs. Their work enhances local arts and culture, the environment, education...
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