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Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” devices attached to gas pumps and ATM’s. Senate File 2177 gives ...

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Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers. Even before session began ...

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REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources budget this year. The ...

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Lawmakers Continue the Push to End Medicaid Privatization

Lawmakers Continue the Push to End Medicaid Privatization

Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, the results have been disastrous for the people of Iowa. Since this time, people have been systematically denied ...

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Skills Training a Focus for Iowa Democrats

Skills Training a Focus for Iowa Democrats

Iowa currently faces a skills gap because there are not enough workers possessing the needed skills for the jobs available. Right now, 55% of jobs available in Iowa are middle ski ...

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Preventing Food Shaming Becomes Law

Preventing Food Shaming Becomes Law

Iowa has become the 9th state to pass a law protecting children from school lunch debt food shaming. Lawmakers in Louisiana and Maine are currently considering bills similar to Io ...

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Unconstitutional Six Week Abortion Ban Signed by Governor

Unconstitutional Six Week Abortion Ban Signed by Governor

In the closing days of session, Republican lawmakers passed the nation’s strictest abortion ban at just six weeks, which is before many women even know they are pregnant. This ban ...

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