Daily Archives: June 6, 2017

Cutting Medicaid Expansion: Huge Cost Shift to Iowa, Other States

                IOWA CITY, Iowa (June 6, 2017) — A new report shows Iowa would have to spend almost three times what it does now to cover low-income adults who would lose health coverage … Continue reading

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Iowa City Federation of Labor Endorses Passage of Bond Referendum

  June 2, 2017 (Iowa City, Iowa) – The Iowa City Federation of Labor, AFLCIO, voted at its Regular Delegates Meeting in May to endorse the General Obligation Bond which will be on the ballot for the September 12, 2017, … Continue reading

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Sales-tax break didn’t add jobs

                Whatever can be said about the expensive new sales-tax break for business, creating jobs in manufacturing is not one of them. Pushes for lower taxes on business routinely come with promises for … Continue reading

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Rosy forecasts bring thorny budgets

A memo from the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) indicates a higher-than-anticipated cost of a special-interest sales-tax break primarily for manufacturers. We could not afford it when Governor Terry Branstad attempted to implement it by rule in 2015, or when a … Continue reading

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