Category Archives: Joe Bolkcom

Sirens In The Distance

 After the Iowa Republicans’ dismantling of Chapter 20,  Senator Joe Bolkcom warns that the public employee retirement system is next.  Dear Editor:  I woke up about 3 a.m. to a siren in the distance.  I thought to myself: Car accident? … Continue reading

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Republicans Fail Iowans In 2015 Session

(Editor’s Note: Joe Bolkcom represents Iowa Senate District 43 in the Legislature. The following editorial appeared in the Iowa City Press Citizen, and is reprinted with permission of the author). When considering the accomplishments of the 2015 session of the … Continue reading

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Is Iowa Prepared For A Megadrought?

State Senator Joe Bolkcom, member of the natural resources and environment committee, spoke last Tuesday at the capitol about environmental issues. “Is there anything related to the environment you would like to see covered in greater detail?” I asked. “There … Continue reading

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Kudos to Bolkcom, Courtney And Hogg

Three Iowa Democratic senators will attempt to keep food and transportation expenses to a week to $77, approximately the amount that those living on minimum wage in Iowa has in their budgets for those items. While it can never be … Continue reading

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Romney-Ryan: We Need To Kill Medicare To Save Medicare

Romney-Ryan: We need to kill Medicare to save Medicare…Really? Time to wake up and smell the snake oil! Medicare was created to solve a problem. In old age, people need health care services. This is pretty much guaranteed. Private health … Continue reading

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Joe Bolkcom at YouTube!

Joe Bolkcom at YouTube! By Sam GarchikPlease excuse Blog for Iowa for being late on this one. Joe Bolkcom received an award from the Progressive States National Gala and made C-Span last April. Joe also spoke about car loans and … Continue reading

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