Daily Archives: November 12, 2013

Wednesday Event for Veterans

Join us as we let Senator Grassley know that as a member of the budget Conference Committee we send a message – no votes to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. This would be especially harmful to veterans, whose pensions, … Continue reading

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Iowa View: U.S. income inequality is getting worse

That income inequality is getting worse was apparent long before the recession of 2008-2009 and our creakingly slow recovery. I first began writing about the problem in the Register in the 1990s and continued during the years of apparent prosperity … Continue reading

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Latham and King vote against food assistance for Vets

Congressmen Tom Latham & Steve King voted to cut food assistance for 16,500 Iowa veterans just weeks before Veterans Day. At Progress Iowa we are thankful for the service of every veteran, and hope our leaders will learn to honor … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 13 A total of 259 miners died in the underground Cherry Mine fire. As a result of the disaster, Illinois established stricter safety regulations and in 1911, the basis for the state’s Workers Compensation Act was passed – 1909 … Continue reading

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