Daily Archives: March 28, 2016

Privatized Medicaid needs oversight to protect Iowans

Senate Democrats are working to ensure Iowa’s health care safety net remains strong when the Branstad-Reynolds Medicaid privatization plan is rolled out April 1. We can’t let privatization hurt the people Medicaid is supposed to help—and every one of us … Continue reading

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House Republican pushes pro-recession message

In October, less than a year into his congressional career, Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) raised a curious complaint: the economy in and around the nation’s capital, he said, was simply too good. After taking a picture of several DC-area construction … Continue reading

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Boom year for Iowa construction jobs

If you like outdoor work and want a good-paying job in Iowa, this year could offer a golden opportunity. The Iowa Department of Transportation plans a record-busting $806 million in statewide road and bridge projects this construction season. In addition, the Bakken … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Big bump in road in February

Big drop in payroll jobs following January boost — jobless rate at 3.7 percent IOWA CITY, Iowa (March 25, 2016) — A 6,200-job drop in February wiped out big gains in January as Iowa’s economy settled back into its overall … Continue reading

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What you need to know about President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination — The Honorable Merrick Garland

Excerpts from the White House Born and raised in Illinois by a mother who served as a community volunteer and a father who ran a small business out of the family home, Chief Judge Garland was valedictorian of his public … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 28  Members of Gas House Workers’ Union Local 18799 begin what is to become a 4-month recognition strike against the Laclede Gas Light Co. in St. Louis. The union later said the strike was the first ever against a … Continue reading

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