Monday, November 19, 2018

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  • Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    PRICHARD TO LEAD IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATS Oldson Elected As Democratic Whip Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City was elected today to serve as the new ...

  • Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every ...

  • Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

    Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory B...

    The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judicial retention this year called the Voters Judicial Directory.  Th ...

  • Fall Trout Stocking

    Fall Trout Stocking

    Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  During the months of October and November, the DNR will release 1, ...

Inside the Iowa House: Medicaid Privatization Problems Grow

Inside the Iowa House: Medicaid Privatization Problems Grow

 While session ended last spring, we continue to hear many stories from Iowans that Medicaid privatization keeps getting worse, not better. We’ve heard from Iowans who have been d ...

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Failed Medicaid Privatization For-Profit Companies Get 7.5% Raise

Failed Medicaid Privatization For-Profit Companies Get 7.5% Raise

Since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, people have been systematically denied critical care, essential medical equipment and have had their services severely ...

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Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

Mental Health Bill Signed Into Law

After years of bipartisan work, a bill that begins the process of reforming the mental health system in Iowa has been signed into law. To fill critical gaps in the system, the new ...

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Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, New Report Shows

Medicaid Privatization Continues to Hurt Iowans, New Report Shows

According to a new report released by the State Ombudsman Office, there has been a 157% increase in Medicaid-related problems reported to the agency in 2017. Most of these complai ...

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GOP Lawmakers Limit Health Decisions for Women

GOP Lawmakers Limit Health Decisions for Women

Iowa women will face new restrictions on difficult medical decisions next year while also having less access to family planning and cancer screening services. In the closing days ...

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Medical Cannabidiol Takes a Step Forward

Medical Cannabidiol Takes a Step Forward

In a surprise ending, the Legislature passed language that will allow persons with a valid registration card to get cannabidiol with a THC level of not more than 3% in Iowa. This ...

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Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

Despite objections from thousands of Iowans, Republicans at the State Capitol unraveled 40 years of teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, and other working Iowans having a voic ...

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