Category Archives: Guest Posts

Progress Iowa Responds to Family Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release: August 9th, 2014 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 “Iowa values were nowhere to be found today” Ames, Iowa — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to the remarks made at today’s … Continue reading

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Ernst Should Apologize Immediately

Des Moines, IA — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement today, calling on State Senator Joni Ernst to apologize for characterizing the recent shooting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as an accident in last … Continue reading

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Looking Back At The Session

Once again we wish to thank Iowa Policy Project for their solid and in depth analysis on issues in the state of Iowa. We are quite lucky to have such a policy analysis group in a small state such as … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

John Pollak is retiring after almost three decades helping keep the machinery of state government working smoothly as a nonpartisan legal services research analyst, drafter, editor and committee services administrator. He is dedicated to the ideal that good research and … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

The 21st century economy needs workers with postsecondary credentials and the ability to adapt to changing business needs. Apprenticeship programs prepare thousands of workers to fit that bill every year. Apprenticeships can help Iowans train in a trade, improve their … Continue reading

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Let’s Write Some Letters!

This election year the Republicans can dig deep into their nearly endless pockets. We don’t have those. What we do have is good policies, good candidates and access to newspaper Letter To The Editor sections. No better time to get … Continue reading

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Iowa Families Struggle to Meet Basic Needs‏

FRIENDS: Today we put out the second installment of our Cost of Living in Iowa report, which found 1 in 6 Iowa households do not make what is needed for a basic-needs household budget (3 out of 5 single-parent households). … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

It was an honor to receive the Visionary Voice award March 19 from the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Abuse. The award was a result of my work as Justice Budget Chair to protect … Continue reading

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Letters To The Editor: Don’t Be Shy!

Folks, I am a big believer in using the newspaper’s Letters To The Editor section to make sure the public knows we exist and that we support our candidates and their positions. Through polling we know that democratic positions are … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

As a member of the State Government Committee, I participated in a meeting with Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz. We wanted to know how three valid Iowa ballots in the 2012 election ended up not being counted. What we’ve … Continue reading

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