State Representative Janet Petersen reflects on her 12 years in the Iowa House of Representatives during her retirement speech on the House floor Tuesday, April 17th.
On March 23, 2011, Representative Janet Petersen of Des Moines spoke against a bill that would take away the rights of women. The bill was debated in the government oversight committee. Click here to see the full video clip.
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 have a chance to be heard at a public hearing sponsored by the Iowa Insurance Commissioner on Thursday, January 6 from 9-11 am at the Cerro [...]
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 committees for the 2011 legislative session. The following will be the ranking members for the 2011 legislative session, which begins on January 10: Agriculture – Rep. Helen Miller Commerce – Rep. [...]
The Iowa Catholic Conference today challenged the Iowa Legislature to finally reform payday lending to protect low-income and middle-income Iowans. Tom Chapman, the executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, spoke at a news conference at the Iowa Statehouse. “Interest rates on payday loans can approach or even exceed 400 percent,” said Chapman. “We believe these types [...]