Our rural areas are withering and rapidly losing population. We need a new economic strategy that empowers our rural cities to diversify their economies and grow the companies that will lead Iowa in the future. We can bring people back to our rural areas if we support an “open for business” attitude toward growing our Iowa economy.
Iowa used to be a leader in public education but the last eight years of budget cuts have put our system in jeopardy. We need to restore funding to our education system from preschool all the way through to our public universities and give our students and teachers the tools and funding they need to succeed.
As Iowans, we need to come together to solve the growing clean water issues, preserve our topsoil, and protect our environment. A national leader in wind and solar energy, Iowa must continue to expand our support for renewable energy to ensure that our “beautiful land” is preserved for the future and our communities are attractive places to live.
Health & Wellness
The best way to offset rising healthcare costs is to improve the health of the people of Iowa. Making health and wellness a part of Iowa culture in everything we do will bring enormous benefits—to individuals and to our communities. Fixing Medicare and creating more access to health care is part of the priorities we must address.