Daily Archives: March 6, 2015

Tax cuts represent Iowa’s priorities problem

Tax cuts have consequences. In the case of the massive commercial property tax cut enacted two years ago, those consequences have become all too real. Iowa’s economy continues to rebound and state revenues are projected to rise nearly 5 percent, … Continue reading

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Legislators await you Saturday

Almost every major issue remains unresolved in the Iowa General Assembly. After hustling through the gas tax, the legislature now faces important decisions on school funding, environmental protection, mental health funding, as well as medical marijuana, secret concealed carry weapons … Continue reading

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Iowa Workers to Scott Walker: Union Members are Patriots, not Terrorists 9/11 Ground Zero EMT to question Walker’s unpatriotic comments

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Contact Mark Cook, 563-582-6970 or Cathy Sherwin, 314-452-2179 Mark Cooper 515-265-1862 As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker makes his first appearances in Iowa after making comments at CPAC comparing union members protesting his policies to ISIS, Iowa workers are speaking up … Continue reading

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297 6 11 Nearly half of Mount Pleasant mental hospital staff terminated

Layoff notices were delivered Thursday to nearly half the staff at the state mental health institution in Mount Pleasant, one of two such facilities that Gov. Terry Branstad intends to close. The 36 layoffs will take effect April 6, according … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 07 Some 6,000 shoemakers, joined by about 20,000 other workers, strike in Lynn, Mass. They won raises, but not recognition of their union – 1860 Three thousand unemployed auto workers, led by the Communist Party of America, braved the … Continue reading

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