Category Archives: Iowa legislature 2017

Courts Becoming Republican Power Centers

Thanks to a case decided by the Iowa Supreme Court and a couple of cases on the docket for decisions this month for the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the US)  we can see why Republicans have put so much emphasis … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Bad At Law Making

Last Friday the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the 2017 law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman could have an abortion. Here’s the money quote from Chief Justice Mark Cady, writing for the majority: “The state’s capacity to legislate … Continue reading

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Why Is Bill Dix Not Resigning?

From the Des Moines Register November 14th, 2016 Sexual harassment by the Republican caucus has been proven in court. He tried to keep the report on the incidents hidden. When the report was opened they revealed little. Many staffers said … Continue reading

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REPORT: Iowa’s Student Loan Debt Reaches More Than $13 Billion

From our friends at ProgressIowa comes yet another disturbing report on how Iowa’s current Republican administration has taken Iowa from being a great place to live and raise kids to a place built for the wealthy and well connected. “Governor … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa: Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Recertify! For Immediate Release: October 25, 2017 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Support Unions In Recertification Vote Des Moines — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement today after Iowa’s public workers voted to recertify unions across … Continue reading

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“Question” by the Moody Blues” One of the pieces that seems to be missing in the stories I have been able to find concerning Iowa’s continuing starvation of our education system is how this fits in with the history of … Continue reading

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Tom Greene And The Cost Of Insulin

Tom Greene, who is sadly my state senator, was the deserved subject of an editorial blast from the Des Moines Register on July 4th. Seems that Mr. Greene responded to a previous Register editorial concerning the exorbitant price increases for … Continue reading

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4th Of July In Iowa Now A Nightmare For Many

Worst 4th of July Ever /Branstad’s Final F*** You I suppose we can be grateful we’re not living in an actual war zone.  Pushed by Republicans, signed into law by Terry Branstad,  SF 489 legalized the sale of fireworks in … Continue reading

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Part 1: June 5 Oversight Meeting On The Failure To Protect Children At Risk Of Abuse

The only other place we know of to view the entire hearing is on the Iowa Senate Dems’ Facebook page.  So for the rest of the real world that do not have a Facebook account but still would like to … Continue reading

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Why Celebrate This Fourth of July?

America just passed what is often called the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day. This is a day nominally set aside to remember the sacrifices of American soldiers. Some keep it in that way, but of course many just enjoy … Continue reading

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