Daily Archives: November 30, 2015

Iowa jobs far short of Governor’s goal

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IWD presentation promotes bogus job growth number IOWA CITY, Iowa (Nov. 30, 2015) — The Iowa Policy Project today issued a statement from Executive Director Mike Owen regarding job growth claims offered by Iowa Workforce Development in a public budget … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Alert

AMA Announces New Policy to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable The American Medical Association last week called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices, saying they contribute to rising costs and patients’ demands for … Continue reading

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TAKE ACTION: What you can do about the Branstad-Reynolds Medicaid mess

The current push by the Branstad-Reynolds Administration to privatize Iowa Medicaid by January 1, 2016, has upset many Iowans. Critics say it tries to do too much too fast, and is too disorganized. If you agree, please sign a petition … Continue reading

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A more user-friendly state government

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We are committed to maintaining a state government that runs efficiently, offers good service to Iowans and is transparent in its operations. This year, we voted to maintain open, transparent government with more support for Iowa’s Public Information Board and Office … Continue reading

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Sound budgeting gives Iowa a good outlook

As we move toward the 2016 session, the careful budget-making strategy adopted by the Legislature will allow us to maintain our investments in expanding Iowa’s middle class in all 99 counties. This includes affordable higher education, 21st Century job training … Continue reading

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Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds are at it again!

Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds are at it again! The Branstad-Reynolds Administration is seeking to implement a massive tax cut without legislative approval. Their proposed changes to administrative rules could cost $46 million! The Iowa Department of Revenue will … Continue reading

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Mike and Leona Adams Thanksgiving Dinner increases meals served to 1,050

WATERLOO, IA (November 24, 2015) — Veridian Credit Union joined United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 838 to host the Annual Mike and Leona Adams Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, November 23. Volunteers prepared a traditional Thanksgiving feast at the UAW Local … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 30 “Fighting Mary” Eliza McDowell, also known as the “Angel of the Stockyards,” born in Chicago. As a social worker she helped organize the first women’s local of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union in 1902 – 1854 Mother Jones … Continue reading

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