Daily Archives: December 3, 2015

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Everybody wants to be healthy

Everybody wants to be healthy. Having a good health insurance plan and access to a doctor are the best places to start. Health care open enrollment for 2015 has started and there is a wealth of information available about the … Continue reading

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ISEA Iowa Democratic Caucus trainings

Dear Brothers & Sisters: Toby Paone from the Iowa State Education Association has four (4) trainings set up to teach folks about the Iowa Democratic Caucus. No RSVP is required. Prospective caucus chairs and secretaries only have to attend one session. Regular … Continue reading

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Guv’s jobs fudge is no holiday gift

Gov. Terry Branstad could be bragging this week that Iowa has added more than 100,000 jobs since he retook office in January 2011. A milestone, to be sure. Instead, he’s doubling down on dubious math, claiming he’s met a 2010 … Continue reading

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The last scheduled meeting of the Iowa Legislature’s joint Health Care Oversight Committee.

MONDAY, December 7th is the last scheduled meeting of the Iowa Legislature’s joint Health Care Oversight Committee.  It will begin at 10 AM in the old Supreme Court Chamber, Room 103, at the Iowa Statehouse.   The agenda for the … Continue reading

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Budget battle looms for 2016 Iowa Legislature

The Iowa Legislature appears poised for a budget battle in the 2016 session after a key House Republican leader declared Wednesday that state spending may be limited to a $175 million increase that won’t even cover anticipated new costs of … Continue reading

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Despite widespread concerns, Branstad refuses to budge on Medicaid deadline

Des Moines, Iowa – Democrats are stepping up their criticism of Gov. Branstad’s plan to turn the state’s Medicaid program over to private companies, pointing to criticism from health care providers and others about the fate of the more than 500,000 people currently … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 04 President Roosevelt announces the end of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), concluding the four-year run of one of the American government’s most ambitious public works programs. It helped create jobs for roughly 8.5 million people during the Great … Continue reading

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