Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

Say NO! To the proposed Iowa property tax cuts

Currently, a massive property tax cut is being considered by the Iowa Legislature.  We’re deeply concerned about this legislation.  Here’s why: ·       This tax cut could cost the state’s general fund billions over the next ten years. ·       This tax … Continue reading

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Center for Worker Justice helping to make progress

The idea emerged about a year ago. Stories from local low-wage workers about paychecks being “shaved,” substandard housing and other problems began surfacing. In response, a group of workers organized and created a survey of low-wage and immigrant workers on … Continue reading

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IFP: Property-tax package combines EITC boost with challenges to local services

  IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 16, 2013) — The nonpartisan Iowa Fiscal Partnership today released the following statement from Peter Fisher about the Iowa House-Senate conference committee report on SF295. This is the legislation that wraps property tax changes into … Continue reading

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It’s Un-American

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Weekend Labor History

Friday: First women’s anti-slavery conference, Philadelphia (1838); Supreme Court outlaws segregation in public schools (1954); Twelve Starbucks baristas in a midtown Manhattan store, declaring they couldn’t live on $7.75 an hour, signed cards demanding representation by the Industrial Workers of … Continue reading

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Groups push for Medicaid expansion

WATERLOO, Iowa — Liberal groups see time running short for a chance to expand Medicaid in Iowa. That’s why several organizations teamed up for a small rally Wednesday at the Waterloo Public Library in an effort to put pressure on … Continue reading

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