Category Archives: Iowa legislature 2018

Tuition Rising – Is Anyone Surprised?

Brandon Borkovec over at Iowa Policy Project does a great analysis of the disappearing state support for our public institutions of higher education here in Iowa as the Board of Regents once again announced a rise in tuitions. Today’s announcement of … Continue reading

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Iowa’s New Health Non-Insurance Passes

I will not pretend to be an expert on the new health insurance (non-insurance?) legislation passed this week by the Iowa legislature. Reading I have done on it seems to indicate that the legislature has just re-invented the crap policies … Continue reading

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School Vouchers Rear Their Ugly Head In Iowa

Like many we got an email Wednesday night warning us that Iowa senate Republicans were going to take a run at passing a school voucher law for Iowa. Many thoughts immediately crossed my mind: the first was “not this again.” … Continue reading

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Lobbyists: Time To Shine A Light On Them

Many years ago I made a proposal that any and all meetings between lobbyists and members of government at any level be held in the open and if possible recorded. If governmental people must wear a recorder 24X7 so be … Continue reading

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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 Forum

From an email from Rob Hogg: This email is a quick one to ask for your help speaking up against proposed mid-year budget cuts – and now proposed tax cuts – pending in the Iowa Legislature. Right now, we are … Continue reading

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Action Alert From OneIowa

  I wanted to make sure you saw this call to action. Please join us in the fight against religious exemptions to defend LGBTQ Iowans and many others from discrimination. A Senate subcommittee will discuss this religious exemption bill (SSB … Continue reading

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2018 Legislative Agenda

For those who did not get this in their email. It is a week old, but still quite relevant. See previous post to find your legislative forum this weekend. ***   Statehouse Update, January 22  *** We’re just starting Week 3 … Continue reading

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