Daily Archives: January 25, 2016

Don’t miss The Mine Wars on PBS

Don’t miss The Mine Wars on PBS January 26 9PM EST-Check your local listing. Featuring Mother Jones and a hidden labor history. Spread the word. The Mine Wars is a two hour documentary premiers nationally on the acclaimed history series, … Continue reading

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Opening Remarks from Rep. Patti Ruff (D-McGregor), Ranking Member of the House Education Committee

STATE SUPPLEMENTAL AID (SF 174) Opening Remarks from Rep. Patti Ruff (D-McGregor), Ranking Member of the House Education Committee “Thank you, Madam Speaker. Fellow members of the House, I will be voting no on SF 174 as amended to 2%. … Continue reading

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Class sizes will increase if school funding falls short

Another year of inadequate state funding for K-12 schools will result in larger class sizes. That’s what school administrators tell us in a new survey. Superintendents, principals and other school officials completed the survey in recent weeks to help us … Continue reading

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Iowans nervous about Medicaid privatization

Medicaid is the health care safety net for 560,000 Iowans. One in five Iowans depends on Medicaid for vital health care services, including the elderly, people with disabilities and mental health concerns, children and moms. Because of an ill-conceived and … Continue reading

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Iowa veterans deserve our support

Veterans from across Iowa visited the State Capitol on January 20 for the annual Veterans Day on the Hill. We welcomed them to the Senate and listened to their concerns and ideas. They had a full schedule of activities, including … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 25 Sojourner Truth addresses first Black Women’s Rights convention – 1851 The Sheet Metal Workers Int’l Association (SMWIA) is founded in Toledo, Ohio, as the Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers’ Int’l Association – 1888 Two hundred miners are … Continue reading

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