Daily Archives: January 14, 2015

STATEMENT FROM ASST. HOUSE MINORITY LEADER AKO ABDUL-SAMAD ON CONDITION OF JUDICIARY

“Justice Cady is right. If we as Iowans continue to ignore the racial disparities of incarceration and sentencing, we are compromising our judicial system and our way of life. Justice Cady has challenged Iowa’s judicial branch to produce systemic changes … Continue reading

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Cementing Inequity: Richest Iowans Pay Lower Tax Rate

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New Study Confirms Long-Term Trend, with Low- and Middle-Income Iowans Paying Largest Shares of Income New Cuts Would Compound Unfairness   IOWA CITY, Iowa (Jan. 14, 2015) — A new national report shows Iowa — like most states — taxes … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 15 Wobbly Ralph Chaplin, in Chicago for a demonstration against hunger, completes the writing of the labor anthem “Solidarity Forever” on this date in 1915. He’d begun writing it in 1914 during a miners’ strike in Huntington, W. Va. … Continue reading

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