Category Archives: Budget

Backfill Cut Is BS

Editor’s note: This ‘on the money’ rant from a friend landed in my mailbox on Friday morning. It is quite self explanatory You can email your legislator and urge them to vote NO on SF 2081- backfill elimination bill. Backfill? … Continue reading

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Iowa Policy Project Analyzes Senate Budget Bill

As I have said so many times before, when it comes to thorough analysis on things fiscal in Iowa, no one comes close to the Iowa Policy Project and its partner Iowa Fiscal Partnership.   So when the Iowa state senate began … Continue reading

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Is Iowa Owned By The Koch Brothers?

Out of the blue republicans in the Iowa senate once again struck a blow against democracy by rushing a budget bill through sub-committee and committee that will be disastrous for Iowa. In a state that can’t even pay its current … Continue reading

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Get Thee To A Legislative Forum!

Thanks to the Iowa Federation of Labor for this alphabetical listing of forums around the state this weekend and next week. See the next post coming up at 6AM for a list of the current agenda. Des Moines (also see … Continue reading

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Ernst And Grassley Vote To Cut Medicare And Medicaid

As part of the budget bill passed late Thursday night by the senate Medicare will be cut by a massive $500 billion over the next ten years and Medicaid will be cut by an even more massive $1 Trillion over … Continue reading

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The Reynolds Budget Crisis Isn’t Going Away

picture credit: Iowa Starting Line From the Iowa Democratic Party Five years ago, our state had a budget surplus of nearly $1 billion dollars, but due to massive special interest tax giveaways by the Reynolds Administration, our state sits with … Continue reading

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Party Of Death?

Note: US House votes for budget that has deep cuts to Medicaid and Medicare:    “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. As quickly as the news spread about the massacre in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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From Bruce Bartlett: Tax Cuts Don’t Work

One Of The Designers Of The Gospel Of Tax Cuts Says: It Is Hogwash (25 minutes total for both videos) At the national level, we are about to head into a major debate on the budget. Trump and the radical … Continue reading

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RELEASE: REYNOLDS BUDGET CRISIS FORCES IOWA TO BORROW MILLIONS

http://www.ReynoldsBudgetCrisis.com For Immediate Release: September 20, 2017 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 REYNOLDS BUDGET CRISIS FORCES IOWA TO BORROW MILLIONS Borrowing $13 million to cover budget shortfall like ‘rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic’ Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa today called on … Continue reading

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Preparing For The Wrong Enemy

The current president sent out the first volley Wednesday in what will be the upcoming budget discussions. As former Vice-President Joe Biden once said “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you … Continue reading

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