Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

What else don’t we know about Neil Gorsuch?

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Plagiarism accusations unearthed after Gorsuch gave “cagey answers” to “softball” questions at Senator Grassley’s cakewalk Judiciary Committee hearing DES MOINES — Iowans are speaking out, and wondering what else they don’t know about Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch after … Continue reading

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STATEMENT FROM REP. CHRIS HALL, RANKING MEMBER OF HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, ON GOP BUDGET TARGETS

“For the second time this year, the GOP wants Iowa families to pay for corporate tax giveaways that have put the state budget in the red. Their budget will not build the skilled workforce we need or protect Iowa’s most … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats respond to legislative GOP budget plan

A statement by Senator Joe Bolkcom, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee:  “The budget plan released today by legislative Republicans is terrible news for Iowans.  Republicans are once again balancing the budget on the backs of working Iowans.  “Senate … Continue reading

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Highlights from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s Major Address at the National Press Club | AFL-CIO

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Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a major address before the National Press Club, calling upon leaders of both parties to not only pursue an agenda that benefits working people across the country, but that strengthens the right of every … Continue reading

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Senate Democratic response to Branstad/Reynolds release on Medicaid privatization

“Everything the Governor lists can be refuted by patients, providers and advocates. Don’t believe this blather,” said Senator Liz Mathis of Robins. “We still have big issues with pre-authorization, physicians dropping hundreds of Medicaid patients and millions of dollars of … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day:  Booth Goodwin “People who run coal mines have a fundamental obligation to be honest with mine regulators. When mine operators resort to tricks and deceit to keep government officials in the dark, our mine safety system … Continue reading

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