Daily Archives: January 25, 2017

Retired child abuse investigator says DHS cuts would endanger children and vulnerable adults

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Iowa Senate News Release State Senator Amanda Ragan: (641) 425-8807 For Immediate Release: January 25, 2017 Statement and photo of Senator Ragan of Mason City, ranking member of the Health & Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee. Statement by Bill Dickey, retired DHS … Continue reading

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Ten years and counting: Iowa’s inaction on the minimum wage

It was the first bill Chet Culver signed into law as Governor of Iowa: an increase in the minimum wage, from $5.15 to $7.25 in two steps, to be fully in force Jan. 1, 2008. “This is a historic occasion,” … Continue reading

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Yet another special election next week

The second half of the special election two-step in Davenport will take place next week as Democrat Monica Kurth and Republican Mike Gonzales square off to see who will replace Jim Lykam in the Iowa House. Lykam last month won … Continue reading

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Facts and Alternatives — Join us Feb. 10

IPP Budget & Policy Briefing • Feb. 10 • 7 p.m. Old Brick, Clinton and Market Streets, Iowa City We’ll be one month into the 2017 Iowa legislative session. Where will things stand on several big issues facing our state? … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – Republican Budget Cuts Clear 1st Hurdle

***BREAKING NEWS*** Republican politicians at the State Capitol are moving fast on their plan to cut millions from our community colleges, state universities, correctional facilities, and human services. Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees just passed the bill (read … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 26 In what could be considered the first workers’ compensation agreement in America, pirate Henry Morgan pledges his underlings 600 pieces of eight or six slaves to compensate for a lost arm or leg. Also part of the pirate’s … Continue reading

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