Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

Legislators to host discussion about “Medicaid for All” proposal for Iowa health insurance mess Wednesday at 6 PM

(Des Moines)  State Senator  Matt McCoy and State Representative John Forbes invite the public to a public discussion of their “Medicaid for All” solution to Iowa’s health insurance mess.  The goal is to ensure that every Iowan has access to … Continue reading

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IOWA SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS JOIN WITH IOWANS TO TELL SENATORS GRASSLEY AND ERNST: DON’T TAKE AWAY OUR HEALTH CARE

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  The Main Street Alliance of Iowa will host a press conference to talk about how small business, farmers, the self-employed – virtually all Iowans – will be hurt by health care repeal.  They will be joined by retirees, health … Continue reading

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Closing the books — why real math matters

Now that ​Governor Branstad has left office, the latest (and preliminary) job numbers are in, and they effectively close the books on the goal. We did not come close. Through six years and four months, Iowa jobs stood little over … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Evelyn Dubrow, the lobbyist for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, who died on this date in 2006. Evy Dubrow, who said: “Lobbyists tend to work for, or even become, fat cats. Well, I’m not. And I don’t. … Continue reading

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