Daily Archives: March 14, 2016

Iowa JobWatch: Good start to 2016 in Iowa jobs

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Annual revisions put Iowa jobs lower, but still growing at slow pace IOWA CITY, Iowa (March 14, 2016) — Strong overall job growth in January brightened the job picture despite data revisions that put job numbers slightly below those previously … Continue reading

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Editorial: Excuses won’t fix Iowa’s broken school funding

We reached another important deadline in the Legislature this week designed to help us narrow down the bills eligible for debate as we close in on adjournment.  There are a few bills nearing consensus, but the major issues facing us … Continue reading

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Grassley stance on high court replacement protested

WATERLOO — Local activists are hoping to step up pressure on U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley to reconsider his position against filling a Supreme Court vacancy this year. More than 40 people gathered in front of the Black Hawk County Courthouse … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers’ war on the VA and their plans to privatize and profit off of care for veterans.

Sisters and Brothers, It’s not even been 48 hours since I sent you an email about the Koch Brothers’ war on the VA and their plans to privatize and profit off of care for veterans.  Tomorrow (Tuesday 15 March) the Senate Veterans’ Affairs … Continue reading

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“The VA Isn’t Broken, Yet.”

Sisters and Brothers, You hear from us a lot about the Koch Brothers, the Concerned Veterans for America and their plans to destroy and privatize the VA (among their many other assaults on the working class). We’ve sent facts and … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 14 Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri. A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many … Continue reading

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