Category Archives: ALEC

Iowa Republicans Don’t Know What Is In Their Union Busting Bill

…because they didn’t write it… and apparently,  haven’t read it. From Iowa House Dems Facebook page Need more proof #ALEC #KochBros #AFP wrote the bill to gut collective bargaining behind closed doors without input from Iowans? Watch this. The Republican … Continue reading

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Where To Turn For Real News

With the coming of an administration hell bent on controlling news and especially analysis of said administration’s doings we need to make sure that we become informed and stay informed on a daily basis. As noted in a blogforiowa posting … Continue reading

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More Republicans In Legislature Could Mean Guns In Iowa’s Schools

Peace on earth, good will toward men and women and children! Christmas is at root a hopeful time for all, whatever a person’s religious preference may be. Help Iowans for Gun Safety work toward the goals of peace on earth … Continue reading

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100 Funders Have Left ALEC

(Ed. note) The following is a fund raising email from the Center for Media and Democracy. About CMD CMD is a national watchdog and media group that conducts in-depth investigations into corruption and the undue influence of corporations on media … Continue reading

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ALEC Convention Ends; As Usual No Reports

Rest assured that most of us are screwed. ALEC ended what should be by any measure an illegal gathering of businesses and state legislators in Washington DC Friday. Even though this is a meeting where legislators are conducting business of … Continue reading

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Reminder: ALEC Will Give Legislators Marching Orders Next Wednesday

Georgia reporter can’t get in to ALEC meeting: (6 minutes) The annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council will be meeting in Washington, DC starting Wednesday through Friday of this week. If you don’t know what ALEC is, my … Continue reading

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Government Of The Corporation, By The Corporation, For The Corporation

Looks like it is past time for Abe Lincoln to rewrite that little speech he gave at Gettysburg 153 years ago today. The reality now is that the country now more than ever in the hands of the wealthy and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Table Issues And The Iowa Legislature

A quite disappointing session by most any standards. The legislature did little to give Iowa’s middle class and poor hope that there would be any help coming their way. Republicans in the legislature were able to keep some of the … Continue reading

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Just A Reminder: ALEC And Why State Races Are Important

Now that the legislature has concluded and the focus will be on the November elections, it is extremely important that we make sure that we not get totally distracted by the sideshow known as Trump. The Iowa legislature is but … Continue reading

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It’s April 16th. Has A Medical Marijuana Bill Passed Yet?

Two weeks ago I was treated to a short presentation by Shelly Van Winkle at the legislative forum in Muscatine. Ms. Van Winkle (is there any title that indicates that a person is an RN?) is a registered nurse and … Continue reading

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