Category Archives: Iowa Legislature

Part 2: June 5 Oversight Meeting On The Failure To Protect Children At Risk Of Abuse

Bobby Kaufmann takes refuge from those who disagree with him in big displays of anger.   Is this what they are taught to do at ALEC meetings?  ICYMI, scroll down to view Part 1.

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After This Legislative Session, Iowa Need A New Slogan

Most folks may be surprised to find out Iowa has a state slogan. To be honest, finding the state slogan is not that easy to do. A simple google search finds multiple slogans that seem to be in play. There … Continue reading

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Colin Gordon: What’s The Matter With Iowa?

U of Iowa Professor Colin Gordon wrote a story in Dissent Magazine that many of us have been wondering about out loud. That is simply “What’s The Matter With Iowa?” Following perhaps the strangest election ever in Iowa, Republicans took … Continue reading

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Feeling Very Nervous

Just can’t help it. I am feeling very nervous about Tuesday. My concern is mostly due to the Republican party’s blatant voter suppression activities. From the legalized theft of votes from citizens through voter id laws that are targeted at … Continue reading

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After You Vote Where To Help Iowa Democrats In The Final Two Weeks

Iowa Starting Line identified the most important races to focus on during the final weeks of the campaign.  Click here to see the status of other key races in Northeast Iowa, Marion, and Polk County.   Click on the links … Continue reading

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What To Write? What To Write?

about 30 seconds: This blog is a labor of love. A chance many folks don’t get to give a perspective on things that others may not have thought about. But trying to decide what stories to comment on is very … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Asks Legislators: Do You Support Trump?

(Keith Olbermann returns with twice weekly commentary on GQ until the election – 17 minutes) Progress Iowa asked Iowa legislators whether or not supported Republican nominee Donald Trump in this election. Why should this be an issue in state races? … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Democrats Hold Hearings On Medicaid Mess

Who can forget what a huge hurry Gov. Branstad was in to turn Medicaid administration over to privatized companies last summer and fall despite warnings that the companies were in no way ready. He couldn’t wait to hand out taxpayer … Continue reading

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Iowa Democratic State Senators Holding Hearings On Medicaid System.

Below are four reminders on upcoming Medicaid happenings. We hope you find this information helpful. You can follow our Medicaid efforts at http://www.senate.iowa.gov/democrats/Medicaid. –Iowa Senate Democrats Staff P.S. If you know somebody who’d like to receive these updates on Iowa … Continue reading

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Board Of Regents Mess Typical For Branstad Administration

For the second time in two years one of Iowa’s major universities is looking for a new president. After last year’s fiasco in the hiring of businessman Bruce Herrald to head the University of Iowa three Democratic state senators have … Continue reading

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