Daily Archives: February 11, 2016

Iowa Senate votes to repeal Branstad’s Medicaid plans

The Iowa Senate voted closely along party lines Thursday to repeal Republican Gov. Terry Branstad’s plans to have private companies manage Iowa’s Medicaid program, which serves 560,000 low-income and disabled people at an annual cost of about $4.2 billion. Senate … Continue reading

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Numbers matter Be 1 of 100 to support IPP by President’s Day

Achieving good public policy takes numbers — not just in votes of policymakers, but in making public policy choices. When we know the numbers and know they are reliable, we can make better decisions. We need your help with some … Continue reading

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Building blocks of inequity

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Iowa’s school funding process is broken. Consider: •The Legislature repeatedly violates the law by failing to set state aid in time for districts to adequately plan their budgets. •The levels of funding lawmakers set — averaging less than 2 percent … Continue reading

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Stop Right to Work in West Virginia

Last week, the West Virginia state legislature passed the deceptive, controversial “right to work” bill in a partisan vote. Instead of listening to hardworking men and women that live, work, and vote in West Virginia, the state legislature chose to … Continue reading

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Photos from the Iowa Federation of Labor Legislative Conference 2016

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REPUBLICANS BREAK LAW FOR 6 YEARS IN A ROW; DELAY SCHOOL FUNDING AGAIN

Des Moines, Iowa — For six years in a row, Republicans in the Iowa House have broken state law and refused to set basic state funding for public schools. “When session began, Republican leaders insisted they wanted to take quick … Continue reading

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