Daily Archives: November 25, 2013

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The $54 dollar question

Today, we posted “The $54 Question” on our Iowa Policy Points blog. Find it here: http://iowapolicypoints.org/2013/11/25/the-54-question/   It’s a brief piece that exposes the fundamental policy holes in the political parlor trick that Iowa lawmakers used to pass the tax … Continue reading

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Ex-Branstad aide predicts Branstad won’t propose pension reform ’til 2015

  November 22, 2013 = Radio Iowa    By O. Kay Henderson click her for more radio iowa articles   About one in 10 Iowans is either getting a taxpayer-funded pension or is in line to get one.   A woman … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Jobs Down; So Is Jobless Rate

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Nov. 22, 2013) — Iowa nonfarm jobs declined in October for the third straight month while the state’s jobless rate also fell, to 4.6 percent, matching its lowest point of the year. Iowa Workforce Development released two … Continue reading

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Iowa governor adjusts job creation claims

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad downsized recent claims of job creation in the state on Friday, citing new federal jobs data. Branstad — who during his 2010 campaign pledged to create 200,000 new jobs in five years — … Continue reading

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Another View: CEOs favor cuts to Grandma’s Social Security

  Written by Sarah Anderson THE AUTHOR: SARAH ANDERSON directs the global economy project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Her column is distributed by OtherWords.org. Contact: sarah@ips-dc.org. David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell, has more than $134 million in … Continue reading

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Veterans under attack by some in Congress

They call them heroes, but they are being treated like trash. Congressmen Tom Latham and Steve King recently voted to cut food assistance to close to 17,000 veterans in Iowa. Latham and King voted against the continuation of an increase … Continue reading

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Labor History November 25-26

This Week in Labor History November 25 Some 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participate in a solidarity parade of unions comprising the Central Trades and Labor Assembly. The parade was so successful it was repeated the following two … Continue reading

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