Daily Archives: January 9, 2015

ARA Update

Headlines: Mitch McConnell Raises the Possibility of a Grand Bargain with President Obama; House Vote Damages Social Security Solvency, Makes Budget Analyses Biased; Alliance, Reps. Schakowsky and Matsui Warn of More Danger around the Corner; AFL-CIO’s Wage Summit Kicks off … Continue reading

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A brief, shining moment

It was a brief, shining moment for Iowa, and it came five years ago today. A special Tax Credit Review Panel appointed by then-Governor Chet Culver, after an in-depth examination of all Iowa tax-credit programs, offered a 10-page review with … Continue reading

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Looming Trade Deal Could Divide Obama, House Democrats

President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation that would give him the authority to negotiate a long-sought trade agreement with nearly a dozen countries in the Pacific region. The problem is, a growing number of House Democrats don’t want … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 10 In what is described as the worst industrial disaster in state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., collapses, trapping 900 workers, mostly Irish women. More than 100 die, scores more injured in the collapse and ensuing fire. … Continue reading

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