Daily Archives: November 18, 2015

Iowa senators hopeful Jan. 1 Medicaid changeover gets delayed

Three Democratic senators say they emerged from Wednesday’s meeting with federal officials reviewing Iowa’s planned switch to managed care for Medicaid recipients “somewhat positive” that the Jan. 1 implementation may be delayed until concerns are addressed. Senate President Pam Jochum … Continue reading

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ISEA – I Caucus Because

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Refugee Crisis Demands American Leadership

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the world refugee crisis and proposed restrictions on the U.S. refugee resettlement system:  The world is experiencing the largest refugee crisis since World War II and global humanitarian leadership is needed now more … Continue reading

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The governor is also holding hostage tens of thousands of state employees

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Dear Brothers & Sisters: Governor Rauner is holding the state budget hostage to his “turnaround” agenda, harming Illinois citizens and jeopardizing vital services. He’s pushing legislators to strip collective bargaining rights from teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public employees—and … Continue reading

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REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE BRANSTAD’S $4.8 BILLION MEDICAID MESS

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Oversight Meeting Scheduled for Today was Cancelled   Des Moines, IA — Despite allegations of improper political influence, Rep. Bobby Kauffman and House Republicans are refusing to investigate Governor Branstad’s rush to privatize Iowa’s $4.8 billion Medicaid program. “It’s outrageous … Continue reading

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Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act a Union-Busting Bill

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on House passage of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (H.R. 511): Make no mistake, this legislation is a veiled attempt to silence the voices of working people. The AFL-CIO believes in both tribal sovereignty … Continue reading

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Iowa Medicaid Modernization Initiative – CMS Listening Sessions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind you of the schedule for the remaining listening sessions in the series regarding Iowa’s High Quality Health Care Initiative. The initiative proposes to move Iowa’s delivery of most … Continue reading

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A progressive partner defending religious freedom for people of faith or people of no faith -…

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Interfaith Alliance is a powerful moral voice for progressive values. They have been fighting for religious freedom in Iowa since 1996. In an interview, current Executive Director Connie Ryan Terrell explained their mission. “Interfaith … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 18 Seattle printers refuse to print anti-labor ad in newspaper – 1919 Thirty-one men died on Lake Michigan with the sinking of the Carl D. Bradley during one of the worst storms in the lake’s history. The 623-foot ship, … Continue reading

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