1. Good News for Hardworking State Employees!

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    Governor Branstad’s decades-long war against public employees was dealt another blow today as the arbiter looked at the proposals on the table, and ruled on behalf of AFSCME and Iowa’s outstanding state employees.  These employees work hard everyday to protect our children, our seniors, our communities, and our way of...
  2. They Said What?!

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      House Republicans this week passed out of subcommittee legislation that would outlaw ‘no fault divorce’ in Iowa.  What was the reason behind this effort?  In the words of Rep. Tedd Gassman, in describing the effects on young women: “What are the possibilities of her being more promiscuous? What are the...
  3. The Governor Stands Alone

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    Overwhelming Support for Medicaid Expansion, so why is Branstad dragging his feet? DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party has one thing to say to the Governor – where is your coalition of support for denying 155,000 Iowans health insurance? In a review of Senate File 71, the proposed Senate...
  4. Statement from IDP Chair Rep. Tyler Olson on Governor Branstad’s Meeting with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

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    Olson Urges Governor to Stop Playing Politics with Iowans’ Health, Accept Funds to Expand Medicaid. DES MOINES -Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rep. Tyler Olson issued the following statement in advance of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s meeting with Health and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “The Iowa Democratic Party...
  5. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Tyler Olson Responds to Governor Branstad’s “Out of Touch” Fundraising Appeal

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    DES MOINES — Iowa Democratic Party Chair Tyler Olson today responded to a fundraising appeal sent out by Governor Branstad’s campaign on the Governor’s refusal to expand Medicaid and provide much needed health insurance to 155,000 Iowans. “Governor Branstad should be ashamed of himself.  He is trying to raise money...

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