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Ragan says her top priority is expanding Iowa’s middle class

Senator Amanda Ragan
Senator Amanda Ragan

From Sen. Amanda Ragan –

The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature began on Monday, January 14.  State Senator Amanda Ragan (Mason City) said her top priority is expanding Iowa’s middle class.

“My top goal for this session is to grow Iowa’s middle class and make it more secure.  By focusing on this goal, we will be making wise choices when it comes to the economy, education, and health care,” Ragan said.  “I’ll be working on legislation that will help Iowa workers gain new skills, improve our local schools, improve family health care, and grow small and Main Street businesses.”

Control of the legislature will be divided, with Democrats maintaining the leadership of the Iowa Senate and a Republican majority continuing to control the Iowa House.  Legislation approved by both houses must also be signed by Republican Governor Terry Branstad.

“There are lots of new legislators this session and I hope that means people will be willing to reach across party lines to get things done,” Ragan said.

Senator Ragan is an Assistant Senate Majority Leader, Chair of the Human Resources Committee and Vice-Chair of the Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee. She also serves on the Appropriations, Natural Resources & Environment, Rules & Administration and Veterans Affairs committees.

Ragan said she would work hard to keep constituents informed and appreciates their feedback.

“Often I hear the best ideas first from the people in my district, said Ragan.  If you have a suggestion or a comment, please let me know.  My email address and I can also be reached at (641) 425-8807.”

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