Category Archives: Iowa legislature 2017

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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Real Consequences Of Legislative Cuts To Services For Survivors

Email from Rob Hogg: Last night, I appeared at an event with Senator Kevin Kinney (D-Oxford), who shared with the audience his disappointment about the deep cuts (26 percent or $1.7 million) to state services for survivors of sexual assault … Continue reading

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Signs Of Economic Cutbacks Due To Uncertainty?

A short discussion on the radio the other day caught my ear. Like so many we have our antennae up looking for signs that the great house of cards that Republicans claim are good economic policies will start coming apart … Continue reading

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Hogg: We Need A Renewed Spirit of Citizenship In Iowa

A word from Senate Democrats Leader Rob Hogg With the conclusion of the awful 2017 legislative session, my attention is turning toward raising money, recruiting candidates, and helping Iowans get organized for the biggest political comeback in Iowa’s history in … Continue reading

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Legislative Forums Monday-Friday April 24-28

April 2017 04/24/2017 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Marti’s Monday Morning Coffee – Des Moines 04/27/2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pints & Politics – Clinton 04/28/2017 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Davenport 04/28/2017 12:00 PM – … Continue reading

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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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Weekend Legislative Forums April 21-24

http://www.infonetiowa.org/calendar/events/ 04/20/2017 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pints & Politics – DeWitt 04/21/2017 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Town Meeting with US Senator Ernst – Panora 04/21/2017 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Listening Post – Davenport 04/21/2017 12:00 PM – … Continue reading

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