Daily Archives: February 9, 2018

IFL Legislative Update

We’re approaching what’s called the “first funnel” date at the legislature, and that means that the list of bills that are being considered for passage will shrink dramatically.  While there is a lot of sub-committee and committee work being done, … Continue reading

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Attend a Forum this Weekend

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The Legislature is continuing to work on bills, many of which hurt small businesses, families, children, schools and more.  It is always important to let our legislators know what it is we want, need and expect from them.  The best … Continue reading

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Message of the Day—Trump’s Trade Deficit Balloons

The U.S. trade deficit soared last year, growing by double digits, in bald contrast to President Donald Trump’s pledge to cut the trade deficit, even as the actions he has taken will make it much worse. America’s working people demand a … Continue reading

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62% of Iowans oppose school vouchers

Polling released in January demonstrated strong opposition to school vouchers, defined as shifting public tax dollars to non-public schools. The survey, conducted by the national firm Public Policy Polling, showed that 62 percent of registered Iowa voters oppose public tax … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays IOWA will tackle the Budget and de-appropriattions on Monday, February 12. 

All are encouraged to attend Moral Mondays IOWA each week. Details for Moral Mondays IOWA this week: Subject: The Budget Speakers: Senator Joe Bolkcom Rep. Chris Hall Where: Iowa State Capitol, Room 304 When: 12:00 – 12:45 pm Senator Joe … Continue reading

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Republican Senators reject proposal to ensure community college students don’t pay price of Republican sexual harassment in Iowa Statehouse 

DES MOINES – All 29 Republican State Senators today rejected a proposal to ensure that community college students aren’t on the hook for a sexual harassment judgment against Republican Senators and staff. Senator Herman Quirmbach of Ames offered an amendment … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Mother Jones “I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn’t play square with me.” February 10 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) founds the Building and Construction Trades Department as a way to overcome the … Continue reading

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