Daily Archives: March 2, 2015

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Governor Branstad: Iowa’s local schools need your help

Statement by Senator Tod Bowman, member of the Joint Conference Committee on local student investment   “Governor Branstad, Iowa students and Iowa’s communities need you to speak out in support of our local schools.  You have a choice to make. … Continue reading

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Cedar Valley United Way chooses leadership

WATERLOO — The Cedar Valley United Way board recently elected new officers at its annual meeting. Officers for 2015 are Joe Vich, community leader, chairman of the board; Rose Middleton, community leader; Cal Eckhoff, Black Hawk Union Council, Universal Industries, … Continue reading

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What happens at $8.75 in Iowa?

There are serious competing ideas in Iowa about the minimum wage — whether to raise it, and by how much. Iowa lawmakers are currently discussing the issue; the Governor is staying out of it. What cannot be denied is that … Continue reading

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Tell Walker to apologize

Passing this along to you all – please see below for all the details. Wisconsin State Fed has a petition moving today to call for Scott Walker to apologize for his awful comments about working people. Here’s the link: Click … Continue reading

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Balanced approach on gas tax

Connecting  the dots Balanced approach on gas tax A 10-cents-per-gallon boost in Iowa’s gas tax takes effect Sunday after quick action this week, as both the House and Senate passed it one day and the Governor signed it the next. … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 02 Postal workers granted 8-hour day – 1913 (From the Folks Who Brought You The Weekend: This is a sweeping, highly readable history of U.S. labor that will be welcomed by anyone interested in learning more about the struggle … Continue reading

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