Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

Iowa JobWatch: March jobs dip, so does jobless rate

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (April 25, 2017) — March tripped up Iowa’s early-year pace of job growth but the state unemployment rate dipped to 3.1 percent. The Iowa Policy Project released the following statement from Executive Director Mike Owen about the … Continue reading

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2017 Legislative Session in Review

Education & worker training Bipartisan successes Helping schools use limited resources effectively by allowing them to spend various categories of school funding on a broader range of expenses that still achieve the intended goals (HF 564). Allowing some unused school … Continue reading

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Where did the Iowa I love go? A student’s perspective

TJ Foley is a senior at Valley High School in West Des Moines. He will pursue a degree in international relations next fall. -promoted by desmoinesdem To be quite honest, I thought I was done writing about politics in Iowa. … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Ralph Abernathy “Bring on your tear gas, bring on your grenades, your new supplies of Mace, your state troopers and even your national guards. But let the record show we ain’t going to be turned around.” April 26 … Continue reading

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