Daily Archives: March 9, 2016

Why Courts Matter Iowa Coalition to Rally and Tell Senator Grassley – “Do Your Job”

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Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition members, volunteers and supporters will gather at the Polk County Courthouse, Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 pm, to protest Senator Grassley’s obstruction of the Supreme Court. Americans for Democratic Action will rally at the Black … Continue reading

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Clinton Labor Congress Endorses Scott Bengtson for Special Election in City of Clinton March 22

The Clinton Labor Congress, AFLCIO, has endorsed Scott Bengtson for the Special Election to fill the vacancy left by Grant Wilke’s resignation. We think that democracy and ensuring the people of Clinton have a say in who represents them is … Continue reading

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Long-time Iowa labor leader laid to rest today

  Don Rowen became a card-carrying member of a union in 1955. He served as executive vice president of the Iowa Federation of Labor from 1978 until his retirement in 1990. He was an Eagle Scout who graduated from high school at … Continue reading

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IFP Statement: Governor diverts revenue — and attention from choices on water and schools

IOWA CITY, Iowa (March 8, 2016) — The Iowa Fiscal Partnership today issued this statement regarding Governor Branstad’s promotion of a study claiming economic benefits of his proposed diversion of sales-tax revenue to water projects: The Governor’s office today asserted … Continue reading

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Iowa Poll: Majority prefer state-run Medicaid

Iowa Poll: Majority prefer state-run Medicaid Iowans are more likely to trust state government than private companies to run Medicaid, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows. Fifty-five percent of poll participants say they would have more faith in the … Continue reading

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Sensible Economic Development

Sensible Economic Development IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Fiscal Partnership today issued this statement regarding Governor Branstad’s promotion of a study claiming economic benefits of his proposed diversion of sales-tax revenue to water projects: The Governor’s office today asserted … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 10 U.S. Supreme Court upholds espionage conviction of labor leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs. Debs was jailed for speaking out against World War I. Campaigning for president from his Atlanta jail cell, he won 3.4 percent of the … Continue reading

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