Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

Republican Budget Means Real Cuts and Real Pain for Real People

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Thursday 3:30 PM: Iowans Speak Out Against GOP Budget DES MOINES — Iowans will speak out against the disastrous budget being proposed by Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, and the Republican legislature in a press conference tomorrow at the capitol. … Continue reading

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Construction Careers and Education Expo

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April 28: Workers Memorial Day Events around Iowa.

Workers’ Memorial Day: April 28 Each year dozens of Iowa workers are killed at work and hundreds more suffer work-related injuries or diseases. Workers’ Memorial Day is recognized by the International Labour Organization as an international day of remembrance for … Continue reading

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What would real tax reform look like?

This brief report is available on the Iowa Fiscal Partnership website: http://www.iowafiscal.org/real-tax-reform-what-elements/ Here is the PDF (it’s a 4-page piece when you add in the footnotes): http://www.iowapolicyproject.org/2017docs/170411-IFP-realtaxreform.pdf One of the different perspectives this piece puts on the tax-credit debate is … Continue reading

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THE THREE MONTHS THAT CHANGED IOWA

When Iowa became the third state in the nation to legalize gay marriage eight years ago, I was working in Washington, D.C. My coworkers were taken aback by what they thought was a conservative, red, rural Midwestern state taking such an … Continue reading

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Job Announcement: Research Associate

The Iowa Policy Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2001 to conduct research and analysis on policy issues of critical importance to the citizens of Iowa. IPP work focuses on tax and budget issues, the Iowa economy, and … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Indira Gandhi “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” April 13 Int’l Hod Carriers … Continue reading

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