Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Special Session or Cook the Books? The GOP’s Budget Mess

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While the state’s fiscal year ended back in June, lawmakers are still waiting to see if Gov. Reynolds will be forced to call us back into a special session to finally close the books on the 2017 Fiscal Year (FY17). … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Iowa jobs grow, still at slow pace

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Jobless rate 3.3 percent; fourth straight monthly increase in payroll jobs IOWA CITY, Iowa (Sept. 15, 2017) — Iowa payroll jobs showed a fourth straight monthly boost, while the unemployment rate also bumped higher, to 3.3 percent. The Iowa Policy … Continue reading

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ACA Repeal is Back: Joni Ernst Town Halls in Iowa City, Corydon, Charles City

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photo/Bloomberg Tell Joni Ernst how you feel about her previous and future votes to repeal your health care. She has already voted for repeal three times. Ernst voted for Repeal and Replace.  She voted for partial repeal. She voted for … Continue reading

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16,000 Iowans Lose Wages in Overtime Pay Changes

http://iowahouse.org/StatehouseNews/9-13-17 An estimated 16,000 Iowans will lose wages this year after Republican lawmakers and Governor Reynolds made significant changes to overtime pay last session. Nurses, social workers, and public defenders are among the 3,000 Iowans who will no longer be … Continue reading

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Tell your senators to oppose the Graham–Cassidy repeal bill and any other bill that guts our health care.

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We don’t have a lot of time. We recently learned that Republican leaders have been gathering support for an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and enact huge health care cuts by the end of September. A group of … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Joe Glazer “I dreamed that I had died, And gone to my reward, A job in heaven’s textile plant, On a golden boulevard. The mill was made of marble, The machines were made of gold, And … Continue reading

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