Daily Archives: December 19, 2017

State Lawmakers File Healthy Iowans for a Public Option Bill

Des Moines, Iowa – State Senator Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, and State Representative John Forbes, D-Urbandale, filed a bill today that will make health care more accessible and affordable for Iowans.  Called the Healthy Iowans for a Public Option (HIPO), … Continue reading

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Johnson County Minimum Wage Impact Report,

Thursday 9 AM The latest milestone for the Johnson County minimum wage campaign is around the corner: the Johnson County Minimum Wage Advisory Commission will be releasing its report of the impact of the minimum wage increase in Johnson County at … Continue reading

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Night at the South Pole

“Operation IceBridge” featuring Dr. Nathan Kurtz  Night at the South Pole will take place Thursday, December 28th. Beginning at 6pm, the night will start with a discussion taking place at the Ft. Madison Labor Hall, or Newberry Center, at 728 ½ Avenue … Continue reading

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One reason IPERS works

Iowa Policy Project   Always beware those promoting solutions in search of a problem. Worse yet: solutions that are not solutions, to problems that are not problems. With that warning, we introduce the return of some in the Legislature and … Continue reading

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Here Come the Republican Benefit Cuts

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First, they run up the deficit with massive tax giveaways for millionaires and Wall Street; then they use the deficit as an excuse to cut benefits for working people. This is what the Republican tax scam is all about. Anybody … Continue reading

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Republicans in Congress have reached agreement on a job-killing tax plan that makes working people pay the price for massive tax giveaways to millionaires and wealthy corporations. 

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Here are the main reasons the legislation is bad for working people: Rigging the rules. Big banks, hedge funds and other Wall Street firms are the biggest winners from this tax bill. The richest 1% of households would receive 83% of tax cuts, … Continue reading

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The news about the GOP Tax Bill is worse than we thought.

Senator Bob Corker flipped from “no” to “yes,” right after a provision was added to enrich real estate moguls like himself. He personally stands to gain over $1 million per year in tax breaks. Disgusting? Yes. But now is the time to step … Continue reading

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New Iowa health care disaster approaches:  State of Iowa facing millions more in costs while kicking 44,000 children off health insurance

Iowa Senate News Release DES MOINES  –  Iowa’s outstanding health insurance for children is at risk due to the Congressional failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Without federal action, the state of Iowa faces millions more in … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Nancy MacLean “Public interest has been subordinated to private interest, and when there is no clear distinction between them, it opens the door to endless opportunities for corruption.” – MacLean (right) is the author of Democracy … Continue reading

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