Daily Archives: February 23, 2016

“Now, more than ever, we must all work together for robust oversight”

Comments by Senator Liz Mathis of Robins, chair of the Senate Human Resources Committee, and Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, co-chair of the Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee, on the decision by federal Centers for Medicaid Services to … Continue reading

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CORPORATE DECISIONS DESTROY THE MIDDLE CLASS – Nabisco to move 600 jobs to Mexico

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In July 2015, Nabisco announced it had chosen to invest an additional $130 million in its new $400 million plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing that money in its iconic plant in Chicago. As a result, 600 workers in … Continue reading

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Editorial: DHS holds private talks on matters of public interest

Last December, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to let the state of Iowa move forward with its plan to privatize the Medicaid program on Jan. 1. The federal agency said it was clear that “serious disruptions in care … Continue reading

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Grassley: Put off Supreme Court choice until next year

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Thursday that choosing a new Supreme Court justice ought to wait until after the presidential election, and he suggested that statement pre-empts anything else he has said on the matter. Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst, … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 24 U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oregon state restrictions on the working hours of women, justified as necessary to protect their health. A laundry owner was fined $10 for making a female employee work more than 10 hours in a single … Continue reading

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