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Start of the 2015 Session: Working together to build a strong middle class

By |2015-01-12T12:27:56-06:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The 2015 Iowa Legislature opened today and 43 Democratic members were officially sworn in to office to the Iowa House of Representatives. A quality education is the key to building our skilled workforce and growing our economy. We need to make sure every child has access to preschool, invest in our k-12 education system, and keep [...]

House Democrats Release 2015 Plan to Build a Strong Middle Class

By |2014-09-23T15:33:58-06:00September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Iowa House Democrats outlined their agenda to grow Iowa’s middle class and re-vitalize rural Iowa during the 2015 legislative session. The Democrats’ plan focuses on five major areas – boosting the middle class; building Iowa’s skilled workforce; re-vitalizing rural Iowa; preserving Iowa’s land and water; and protecting seniors, vulnerable Iowans and children. “House Democrats will work [...]

Boosting Iowa’s Middle Class

By |2014-09-23T13:18:11-06:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

The foundation of our economy is rooted in the strength of the middle class. The last decade has been especially tough for the middle class with stagnant wages that have not kept pace with rising costs. We need to grow our economy, create new jobs, and make sure young people aren’t forced to leave Iowa to [...]

Child Care Assistance Helps Grow the Middle Class

By |2014-03-21T15:07:15-06:00March 21st, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa Legislature is considering a plan this year to help working families continue to work while going to school and still receive assistance for child care.  The goal is to assist parents who need to gain new skills and land a job that pays better wages. Currently, parents who meet certain income guidelines must work [...]

Middle-Class Agenda Moves Ahead

By |2013-09-06T15:56:30-06:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

This week, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline we use to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House or Senate Committee this week is dead for the year. The bills we need to build [...]

Myth Buster: Public Workers Make Less Than Private Sector

By |2011-02-22T12:33:56-06:00February 22nd, 2011|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

A new report out today by the Iowa Policy Project shows public sector employees make less than private sector employees for comparable work.  Click here for the full report. Here's the story from the Des Moines Register: Study: Public workers in Iowa are paid less than private-sector workers 10:30 AM, Feb 22, 2011 | by Jennifer Jacobs [...]

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