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New Jobs and Opportunities Top Priority of 2011 Session

New Jobs and Opportunities Top Priority of 2011 Session

The 2011 Iowa Legislature opened today and Democrats in the Iowa House pledged to keep the session focused on new jobs and opportunities for Iowa families. “House Democrats are re ...

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Opening Remarks – 2011 Session

Opening Remarks – 2011 Session

Opening Remarks from House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines: Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen of the House. First, welcome to all of the fami ...

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Insurance Accountability Public Hearing Scheduled

Insurance Accountability Public Hearing Scheduled

Last year, Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield raised rates 18% without any public input. This year they have proposed an 11% rate hike in insurance premiums. This time Iowans h ...

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Republican Plan Actually Spends More Than It Saves

Republican Plan Actually Spends More Than It Saves

The House Republicans laid out a budget plan for this year's Legislative Session that increases spending by $23 million more than the previous year, and continues to ignore Iowa's ...

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Priorities Set for 2011 Session; Rural Caucus Created

Priorities Set for 2011 Session; Rural Caucus Created

House Democrats gathered yesterday in Des Moines to set  priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which starts on January 10. “With many Iowans still struggling to make en ...

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Democrats Appoint Committee Leaders; Focus on Jobs & Economy

Democrats Appoint Committee Leaders; Focus on Jobs & Economy

House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy and Assistant Democratic Leaders Ako Abdul-Samad, Mary Mascher, Mark Smith, and Sharon Steckman today announced the lead democrats on House ...

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House Democrats Appoint Budget Team

House Democrats Appoint Budget Team

House Democrats Appoint Budget Team House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy and Assistant Democratic Leaders Ako Abdul-Samad, Mary Mascher, Mark Smith, and Sharon Steckman today an ...

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