Daily Archives: February 10, 2016

Why Medicaid vote is so important

This week I expect to cast the most important health care vote of my service in the Iowa Senate. I will vote to shut down Gov. Terry Branstad’s push to privatize Iowa Medicaid. Gov. Branstad claims privatizing Medicaid will save money … Continue reading

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Petersen: Senate bill puts brakes on Medicaid privatization

Senate Democrats have introduced a bill to stop Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. I’m fully behind this legislation — Senate Study Bill 3081 — because the governor’s plan tries to do too much, too fast, and … Continue reading

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Iowans want great local schools

Iowa leaders, parents, students and teachers are calling on Governor Branstad and lawmakers to make our local schools a top priority again. They’ve launched a new organization to connect concerned citizens across the state. Called Parents for Great Iowa Schools, … Continue reading

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Iowa Medicaid

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Labor History

February 11 Five hundred Japanese and 200 Mexican laborers unite to fight the labor contractor responsible for hiring at the American Beet Sugar Co. in Oxnard, Calif. They ultimately win higher wages and the right to shop at stores not … Continue reading

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