Daily Archives: July 20, 2015

INCREASING WORK RELEASE ESCAPES ARE DUE TO GOVERNOR BRANSTAD’S POLICIES

DES MOINES –AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding recent news coverage by Lee Newspapers’ Erin Murphy showing that work release escapes had surged under the Branstad Administration: “These work release escape numbers confirm what … Continue reading

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Let’s set the record straight: Why Iowa schoolchildren deserve a special session

It’s time to set the record straight on why Iowa schoolchildren, parents, administrators and teachers deserve a special session of the Iowa Legislature. At the end of the 2015 legislative session, Democratic legislators were disappointed in the small increase in … Continue reading

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35 and Counting: Iowa Superintendents Continue to Criticize Branstad’s Shameful K-12 Veto

Key Question Remains: How Can Governor Branstad Continue to Ignore Concerns of Many Educators Who Have Spoken Out Against his Veto? DES MOINES – Just over two weeks after Governor Branstad shamefully decided to veto nearly $55 million in education … Continue reading

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If Scott Walker won, who really lost?

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In the July 15 issue of the The Gazette, Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker had a guest column. In the column, Gov. Walker brags about all the wonderful things he accomplished in Wisconsin and leads us to … Continue reading

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Work-release escapes increasing in Iowa

DES MOINES — After declining between 2005 and 2009, the number of prisoners who have escaped from Iowa correctional facilities while on work release has increased over the past four years and is on pace to establish a new high this … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 20 New York City newsboys, many so poor that they were sleeping in the streets, begin a 2-week strike. Several rallies drew more than 5,000 newsboys, complete with charismatic speeches by strike leader Kid Blink, who was blind in … Continue reading

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