Category Archives: Iowa legislature 2018

2018 Iowa Legislature In Review

Spirit of Citizenship 2018 2018 Legislature in Review By State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids Find bills at http://www.legis.iowa.gov More Damage to Iowa’s Working Families, Health Care, Women’s Health, Seniors, Students, Public Safety, and Natural Resources After the devastation … Continue reading

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Health Care, Health Care, Health Care!

We spent most of the holiday in the emergency room with an elderly relative. For those who have been in a similar situation you know that you will have a lot of time on your hands while waiting for test … 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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How Will You Spend Your Huge Tax Savings?

Video about the Kansas experience. Note the similarity to Iowa’s new tax scam. About 4 minutes I can almost not contain my excitement! Wednesday, Kim Reynolds signed that giant tax cut into law! Holy Moly I’ll have more money every … Continue reading

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May 14 Deadline – First Iowa State Legislative Campaign Finance Deadline in 2018

Email from Sen. Robb Hogg: Support one or more of our Democratic candidates for state legislature, so we have the resources we need to compete and win Join State Rep. Art Staed and me at the Sag Wagon, 827 Shaver … Continue reading

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Shame On The Republicans In The Iowa Legislature

Fetal heartbeat bill may signal the return of the reality of back alley abortion days. I don’t think I can do this subject justice. As a child, as a teenager and as a young man there were always stories of … Continue reading

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Laura Liegois For House District 91

Muscatine county has an exciting candidate for representative to the Iowa statehouse in Laura Liegois. House District 91 is in southeastern Iowa entirely within Muscatine county. District 91’s current person at the state house does not really represent the people … Continue reading

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Killing The Economy Part 3: Inequality

One of the frequently noted similarities of the economy between today and and just prior to the 1929 collapse is the strikingly similar concentration of wealth into a few hands. We almost bit the bullet of a major economic collapse … Continue reading

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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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