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Reynolds’ speech and Democrats’ response preview gubernatorial campaign to come

By: Jason Noble Behind the dais in the Iowa House chamber on Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds called for tax cuts and workforce development in a high-profile policy speech laced through and through with her personal story. In the Statehouse rotunda and beyond, Democrats seeking to replace her called back that Iowa has failed to keep…

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Boulton on Private Managed Care: “mistakes have been made…”

TRANSCRIPT: “It’s good to admit that mistakes have been made but the primary mistake that was made was switching to this private managed care system in the first place. It’s threatening the health security of thousands of Iowans and we need a new course of action.” Nate Boulton hopes to challenge the governor this fall….

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Nate Boulton’s Statement on Governor Reynold’s Condition of the State Address

TRANSCRIPT: But, Democrats felt the governor often times didn’t say enough about some of those issues- feeling the speech lacked substance. Senator Nate Boulton, Des Moines: “When we talk about things we can do to enhance the quality of life of Iowans- what we were missing in this message was action to do just that.” Watch…

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Boulton talks public safety, budget during stop in Bluffs

    By Mike Brownlee Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton focused on public safety during a rally at the Council Bluffs firefighters union hall. The state senator from Des Moines has earned the endorsement of the state’s firefighters union along with the Council Bluffs firefighters of Local 15. “I am proud in this campaign…

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BOULTON TO DEMS, LABOR: VOICES MUST BE “LOUDER THAN EVER” IN 2018 SESSION

by Pat Rynard State Senator Nate Boulton rallied a crowd of labor members, Democratic activists and students at a pre-session event last night in Des Moines. Speaking at an IBEW union hall, the gubernatorial candidate who gained statewide prominence for his leadership on last year’s collective bargaining bill warned what may be in store for…

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Democrats rally for Boulton

By Jake Mosbach CLINTON — Local Democrats on Tuesday held a rally for Iowa governor candidate Nate Boulton. Boulton, a first-term state senator hailing from Columbus Junction but now living in and serving Des Moines, announced his gubernatorial candidacy in his hometown in early May. Now, Boulton and campaign officials and volunteers are traveling the…

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Candidate for Iowa governor wants to make mental health a “priority”

By Matt Breen, Evening Anchor SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Iowa has two regional institutes to serve Iowans dealing with mental illness. One is in Cherokee, and the other in is Independence. There used to be four regional institutes, but facilities in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant were closed when, in 2015, Governor Terry Branstad vetoed funding necessary…

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Candidate for governor visits Jackson Recovery Center Says mental health programs aren’t getting the state support they deserve

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – A Democrat who’s seeking to replace Reynolds as governor is in Sioux City. Nate Boulton toured Jackson Recovery Center Tuesday afternoon to learn about efforts to fight addictions in Siouxland. Boulton says mental health programs like Jackson Recovery aren’t getting the state support they deserve. He cites the flawed budget priorities…

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Governor candidate Boulton makes a stop in Sioux City at a local recovery center

by Lawrence Watts Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 One of the Democrats running against Governor Reynolds in this year’s election made a stop in Sioux City this afternoon. State Senator Nate Boulton of Des Moines visited Jackson Recovery Centers this afternoon to talk about substance abuse issues facing Iowans. One of the Democrats running against Governor…

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Iowa went big for Trump, but there are signs its voters are souring on the president

By: David Weigel January 1 DES MOINES — As Republicans celebrated their tax bill passing Congress late last month, Iowa Democrats raised a toast of their own. Candidates for Congress and governor, gathered at the annual Progress Iowa holiday party, took turns recapping a year of sinking GOP poll numbers and Democratic ­special-election wins —…

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