Daily Archives: July 10, 2015

#QuitWhining Fallout: Senator Johnson Doubles Down, Calls for Privatizing Education

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Important Questions Remain: Will Iowa GOP Condemn Johnson’s Remarks? Do Iowa GOP leaders support Johnson’s Desire to Privatize Education?   DES MOINES – The Iowa Republican Party hit a new low yesterday as GOP State Senator David Johnson scolded an … Continue reading

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Proud Union and Support State Workers

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you are well aware, union workers and our communities are under direct attack from both Springfield and Des Moines. Now is the time for a unified display of solidarity to make clear all of labor … Continue reading

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In Follow-Up Emails GOP Senator Reveals Republicans’ Real Education Plan

Apparently Senator David Johnson wasn’t finished sending questionable emails on education just yet. In other emails Starting Line obtained from readers and found posted online, Johnson makes clear he doesn’t mind the fallout his tone is causing, saying in one, … Continue reading

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Education veto is bad for economic growth

The Governor’s veto of funding for our schools, community colleges and state universities will result in higher tuition, more kids in classrooms and fewer educational opportunities for students. Iowa’s improving economy makes it possible to do more for our students … Continue reading

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Help Keep Iowa Water Quality from Going Down the Drain

DES MOINES, Iowa – Hazardous household chemicals can build up around the home and garage quickly, but they can’t be tossed with the regular garbage, so Iowans are being reminded to dispose of them properly. It’s estimated the average home … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 11 Striking coal miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, dynamite barracks housing Pinkerton management thugs – 1892 After seven years of labor by as many as 2,800 construction workers, the Triborough Bridge opens in New York. Actually a complex of … Continue reading

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