Daily Archives: March 2, 2016

Iowans to tell Senator Grassley – “Do Your Job” by Delivering 6,000 Copies of the Constitution to his offices

Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition members to deliver more than 6,000 petition signatures and a copy of Article Two, Section Two of the Constitution for each signature to all six of Senator Grassley’s regional offices in Iowa. Deliveries will be … Continue reading

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Big Money, Big Companies — But Whose Benefit?

Iowa’s most lucrative business tax credit program is the Research Activities Credit (RAC). Through the RAC, some big companies receive big dollars from the state of Iowa, some as credits — effectively, discounts — on their taxes. But some as well … Continue reading

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Unspoken budget choices for Iowa

There’s a reason we can’t have the things we need. We keep giving money away, often without a good understanding of why we’re doing it. A good example is the so-called “coupling” legislation now moving through the Iowa Legislature. It … Continue reading

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High Cost of Conformity | Iowa Fiscal Partnership

Late last year Congress passed a law extending various federal income tax deductions and credits that were set to expire and preserving more generous versions of those deductions and credits. If the State of Iowa chooses to “couple” with these … Continue reading

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IFL President Sagar to appear on News Show Sunday

Iowa Federation of Labor President, Ken Sagar will be one of the three panelists on the Cedar Rapids Area Sunday television show, “Ethical Perspectives on the News” The main topic for the program is “What does the Tran Pacific Partnership … Continue reading

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We need to speak up for safety and make our voices heard!

Dear AFSCME members and friends, Recently, there was a fight at the the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. Four staff members were injured; two of them were injured so seriously they had to seek medical treatment outside the facility. Unlike … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 03 Birth date in Coshocton, Ohio, of William Green, a coal miner who was to succeed Samuel Gompers as president of the American Federation of Labor, serving in the role from 1924 to 1952. He held the post until … Continue reading

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