Rep. Prichard Deployed to South Korea

NEWS RELEASE Charles City, Iowa — State Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City was deployed to South Korea on Monday as part of his duties as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves.     “While I’ll be serving our state and nation in a different capacity for the next few weeks, I want my constituents in Chickasaw, Floyd, and Cerro Gordo Counties to know they can still contact me through email at todd.prichard@legis.iowa.gov if they need assistance,” said Prichard, who is expected to return to Iowa in late August.   Prichard has been in the military in different roles for over … Continue reading Rep. Prichard Deployed to South Korea

CAPITOL COMMENTS: Democrats demand inquiry into Iowa’s privatized Medicaid fiasco

By Rep. Todd Prichard, D- Charles City In January 2015, I was surprised to read that then Governor Terry Branstad had unilaterally decided to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid health system.  I, along with the rest of my colleagues in the legislature, was caught off guard by the dramatic change to one of the state’s biggest programs.  There was no legislative input, no oversight, and no check on the Governor’s decision to alter how over 600,000 Iowans receive medical services. Despite this drastic shift, Republican legislative leaders refused  to intervene, or even question their fellow party member’s decision.  They faithfully believed the … Continue reading CAPITOL COMMENTS: Democrats demand inquiry into Iowa’s privatized Medicaid fiasco

Prichard: Republicans mismanaging state finances

By Rep. Todd Prichard Capitol Comments Column, April 6 Since the last time I wrote, the budget de-appropriation bill was introduced, passed and signed into law by the governor. This is the second year in a row that the Legislature and governor have made cuts to the current year’s budget more than halfway through the fiscal year. In other words, this marks two years of mismanagement of our state by the governor’s administration. This failure is obvious when state agencies and educational institutions do not have consistent budgets, and when revenue runs short despite a strong economy and low unemployment. The … Continue reading Prichard: Republicans mismanaging state finances