Daily Archives: October 7, 2014

Iowa Dems: Joni Ernst Embraces Risky Social Security Proposals, Calls Privatization a ‘Solution’

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 6 — The Iowa Democratic Party issued the following news release: No matter how hard she tries, Joni Ernst can’t hide from her risky positions on privatizing Social Security, raising the retirement age, and giving massive … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Iowa Senate shocker — contracts awarded to Joni Ernst’s father raise conflict of interest questions

A construction company owned by GOP Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s father received more than $200,000 in county contracts while she served as auditor of Montgomery County, Iowa, despite a strict conflict of interest code governing the provision of contracts … Continue reading

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Wrongly fired state employee will get $263K

Taxpayers will reimburse a wrongly fired Iowa government employee whose coworkers lied under oath to oust him at least $263,400, a decision made public today shows. . Included in the reimbursements to Ken Morrow is $8,000 for the loss he … Continue reading

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Know your Voting Rights

The ACLU of Iowa has put together updated public materials on how to vote and information about basic voting rights in Iowa. These materials reflect recent changes in state voting laws and are excellent to share through social media, on … Continue reading

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FACT CHECK:

 Young Runs From Anti-Senior Agenda Republican Denies Record of Attacks on Retirement Security INDIANOLA – Republican candidate for Congress, Washington insider David Young (R-Van Meter) continued to mislead seniors on his reckless stances on Medicare and Social Security during tonight’s 3rd Congressional District … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 08 Thirty of the city’s 185 firefighters are injured battling the Great Chicago Fire, which burned for three days – 1871 Structural Building Trades Alliance organizes in Indianapolis with goal of eliminating jurisdictional strikes that were seriously disrupting the … Continue reading

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