Monthly Archives: March 2017

Weekend Legislative Forums March 31-April 3

March 2017 03/31/2017 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Listening Post – Bettendorf 03/31/2017 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Davenport 03/31/2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Congressman Young Meeting – Fontanelle 03/31/2017 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Congressman … Continue reading

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Loebsack: Iowa Medicaid Experiment Has Failed

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after a report from the Des Moines Register showed that the Federal Government could be on the hook to pay $225 million to the private, for-profit insurance companies who … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Secret GOP Birth Control Ban Being Voted On Today

Action alert from The Iowa Statehouse Progressive Network.  This action alert is still timely today, Wednesday, March 29, because it will be debated today and the committee will vote tonight.  Scroll down for GOP house members to call to stop … Continue reading

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Watch GOP Speaker Upmeyer Called Out At Forum

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Is The Tea Party Over For Steve King?

The more out-there commentary Steve King provides to the media, the more Kim Weaver attracts national attention, as the country increasingly views King as a leader among the worst tea party extremists in congress.  Kim Weaver said on MSNBC that … Continue reading

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Environmental Lobby Day At The Iowa State Capitol

Action alert from Iowa Environmental Council: Environmental Lobby Day & REAP Day at the Capitol 2017 Clean water, soil health, expanding access to clean energy, parks and trails, preserving wildlife habitat, growing wind, solar and energy efficiency in the state … Continue reading

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Remember What Harry Reid Said?

What Harry Reid said was in quite plain language back just before the election. Following the announcement by James Comey that the FBI had found more emails from Hillary Clinton, Reid sent a blast to Comey claiming he (Comey) had … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: I Will Pay These Taxes Edition

I guess the questions are: Will Benedict Donald (Trump) be paying any taxes this year? Will we ever see any tax returns of his? How much does he stand to make in tax cuts through his policies, especially the one … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Legacy

Looks like Governor-For-Life Terry Branstad will soon be leaving us on that slow boat to China. Who cares how he gets there as long as he leaves. As he begins to leave we can look back briefly on what shape … Continue reading

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Colin Gordon: What’s The Matter With Iowa?

U of Iowa Professor Colin Gordon wrote a story in Dissent Magazine that many of us have been wondering about out loud. That is simply “What’s The Matter With Iowa?” Following perhaps the strangest election ever in Iowa, Republicans took … Continue reading

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