Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

Today’s virtual House graphic: The real business of business taxes in Iowa

One of many measures showing Iowa to be low or in the middle of the pack on business taxes is a study by the business consulting firm Anderson Economic Group. In its 2016 business tax rankings, Anderson ranked Iowa business … Continue reading

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On Saturday, thousands of Americans in hundreds of towns across the country will rally in support of health care and Social Security. Will you join us?

House Speaker Paul Ryan told the news media that the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act will be formally introduced next week. Reports indicate that it is also likely to dramatically cut Medicaid and end Medicare’s guaranteed health … Continue reading

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State scales back union contract offer AFSCME leader says new law ‘trashes’ 40 years of negotiations

DES MOINES — State negotiators Wednesday offered a scaled-back contract proposal to Iowa’s largest public employees’ union that conformed to a new state law by dropping health care and other fringe benefits in a move the union’s leader angrily said … Continue reading

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Who are ALEC and AFP, how are they influencing our state legislators, and how can Iowans respond?

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Join us for a lecture and discussion with national expert Alex Hertel-Fernandez: “STATE CAPTURE: How conservative activists, big businesses, and wealth donors are reshaping the American states–and the nation” 6:30 pm, Monday, March 6 Des Moines Public LIbrary (Mtg rooms … Continue reading

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Seven weeks into legislative session, Republicans still breaking promises to create jobs, grow incomes

http://wp.me/p8aBRy-5XF (Des Moines) Today House and Senate Democratic Leaders pointed out that the Republicans in charge of state government continue to break promises to create jobs and increase family incomes. “In 2009, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds promised to … Continue reading

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Saturday ACA Events around Iowa

Senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer have called upon us to once again make our voices heard. Access to Health Care should be a right not a privilege for only those who can afford it. Organizations across the nation like … Continue reading

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Legislation stripped public workers of rights | The Gazette

By Rick Moyle, guest columnist Feb 22, 2017 at 9:15 am | Print View On Thursday, the Republicans now running our state government in Des Moines dismantled a piece of Iowa collective bargaining that has been on the books for … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: W.E.B. DuBois “We must complain. Yes, plain, blunt complaint, ceaseless agitation, unfailing exposure of dishonesty and wrong – this is the ancient, unerring way to liberty and we must follow it.” February 20 Responding to a 15 percent … Continue reading

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