Category Archives: Iowa Legislature

Simple And Easy Change Or Voter Suppression?

As chair of the Iowa House State Government Committee, Representative Bobby Kaufmann was quick to get out into the newspapers in his district to explain the last minute dealings regarding voting process as the second session of the 88th Iowa … Continue reading

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Tom Courtney Is Running Again!

And now we move down to the lower levels of the election. At this level legislative action directly affects your life as they pass legislation that directly affects your taxes, whether you can return soda containers and other things like … Continue reading

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Flipping The Iowa House Is A Team Sport

After winning the June 2 primary election in Iowa House District 85, Christina Bohannan got straight to work raising campaign funds. Not for herself, but for other house candidates who might use the help. She kicked off a fundraising campaign … Continue reading

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Partisan Priorities At The Statehouse

Todd Prichard <slundry@iowademocrats.org> After a long weekend, the Iowa legislature finally adjourned for the year last Sunday afternoon. I was proud of the work our Legislative Black Caucus did in the final days of the legislative session to pass reforms and … Continue reading

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Why Iowans Need To Follow What Happens In Wisconsin

This will be a very short post. Just want to make certain that Iowans understand that we must keep an eye on what is happening in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Kansas.  The time when our … Continue reading

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ACLU Scorecard For The Iowa Legislature

  We received a scorecard in the mail from the ACLU of Iowa rating Iowa’s legislative members’ votes on issues that the ACLU deemed important concerning civil liberties. Since most of the legislature is running for their respective seats, this … Continue reading

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Judiciary Debacle Makes Me Up My Donations

Watching the debacle taking place in our nation’s capitol Thursday tells me that we must not let Republicans win this year. Not at the national level, but also at the state level where they have restricted voting and will probably … Continue reading

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Preparing For Fall Campaigns – Kevin Kinney

The last week of August signals the end of summer. As school begins and the season wraps into the Labor Day weekend, political campaigns retool for a push to close the deal with the electorate. Maybe readers didn’t know negotiations … Continue reading

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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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Iowa’s Medicaid Toothache

I worked as an admissions clerk at the University of Iowa Dental Clinic after graduate school. We saw patients from all around Iowa — wealthy patients with private insurance, indigents with limited means, and everyone in between. Anyone who came … Continue reading

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