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Lawmakers Request Oversight Investigation on Misconduct in Medicaid Privatization

By |2015-10-30T13:43:04-06:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Featured, Health Care, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

After new allegations surfaced yesterday about improper political influence during the award process for privatizing the state’s Medicaid program, four Iowa lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee today requested the committee investigate the matter at a meeting on November 18th. “Yesterday, new allegations surfaced about improper political influence between Branstad officials and two former GOP lawmakers [...]

Iowans Lose Education Funding and Mental Health Services because Republicans Ignore Call for Special Session

By |2015-07-30T12:02:47-06:00July 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the new school year starting in a few weeks, Republican lawmakers ignored their constituents and refused the call for a special session to overturn Governor Branstad’s reckless veto of $56 million for Iowa schools, university funding to prevent tuition increases, and the loss of urgently needed mental health services. “The compromises legislators reached had strong [...]

Bill Summary: HF 2562 Secret Settlements Oversight

By |2014-04-07T13:46:14-06:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Oversight, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

Background After news articles found there were a number of state employees laid-off and secret settlements were paid, the Governor signed executive order 85 to seek more transparency and accountability in how his own administration handles employee settlements.   The House Government Oversight Committee considered this bill before the committee had a clear picture of the events [...]

Democrats Push to Keep Workforce Centers Open to Help Unemployed Iowans

By |2011-08-01T11:06:02-06:00August 1st, 2011|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Following Governor Branstad’s veto of language protecting Iowa’s Workforce Development offices, Democrats announced  they will be signing a petition calling for a special session of the Iowa Legislature with the sole purpose of overriding the Governor’s veto in order to keep workforce centers open. Democrats are also reaching out to Republican colleagues to sign on as [...]

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