Category Archives: minimum wage

It's Not About Minimum Wage

Two bits of news related to minimum wage emerged last week, and neither of them represents a solution for low wage workers. The Iowa Legislature advanced Senate Study Bill 1151 from a subcommittee to increase the minimum wage to $8.75 … Continue reading

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Rally At The Capitol To Raise The Minimum Wage TUESDAY: Rally to Raise the Wage Statewide coalition of small businesses, faith leaders, community organizations to rally in support of a minimum wage increase on Tuesday at Noon Des Moines, IA — Raise the Wage Iowa, a statewide coalition … Continue reading

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Maybe Branstad Should Read Iowa Policy Project And Progress Iowa

My wife and I just got home from a little trip out for an afternoon. As we drive along we note the condition of what we have come to call “Branstad Boulevards.” These are roads that are full of holes … Continue reading

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Say Hello To ALEC’s Little Brother, ACCE

Maybe you missed it because there was no birth announcement. The lack of a birth announcement is probably due to the fact that the parents, Charles and David Koch and their corporate concubines don’t want anyone to know. Just like … Continue reading

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Ernst Would Deny Minimum Wages To 1 Million Veterans

Classy Iowa GOP communications director admits to not caring about “solid facts.” Progress Iowa: 1 million veterans across the country would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Joni Ernst wants to abolish the federal minimum wage, … 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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IPP: Minimum Wage And Business Taxes

Once again, our friends at Iowa Policy Project come to controversies with those nasty little things called facts. Not sure if they meant for this to happen, but they published two guest opinions in local papers that took a couple … Continue reading

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Looking Back At The Session

Once again we wish to thank Iowa Policy Project for their solid and in depth analysis on issues in the state of Iowa. We are quite lucky to have such a policy analysis group in a small state such as … Continue reading

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Letters To The Editor: Don’t Be Shy!

Folks, I am a big believer in using the newspaper’s Letters To The Editor section to make sure the public knows we exist and that we support our candidates and their positions. Through polling we know that democratic positions are … Continue reading

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Bozell Column Canceled – Who Cares?

thoughts blowing through an idle mind Got a chuckle earlier this week when news came out that Brent Bozell (he is some kind of a whiny conservative) had someone else write his newspaper column. The QC Times canceled the column … Continue reading

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