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Iowa Meet Your Next Governor


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Privatization Has Consequences


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Death Of A Legend

Reprinted with permission from the January 2016 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter, available only in hard copy for $12/yr.!!  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City 52244.   If that ____-sucking mother-_____ tries to bust … Continue reading

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Update On Branstad’s Plan To Corporatize Medicaid

Iowans for Quality Medicaid On Monday, the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee will meet at 10am at the State Capitol to get an update on the Governor’s plan to privatize Medicaid. If you can’t make it, you can watch … Continue reading

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Upcoming Public Meetings On Medicaid

senate.iowa.gov/democrats/share-your-concerns-about-iowas-medicaid-privatization/ There will be several meetings during the month of October to allow legislators to hear concerns about Branstad’s move to privatize Medicaid. Please attend meetings in your area to express your concern. Friday, October 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., … Continue reading

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Branstad Vetoed Public School Money To Give To Private Schools

The headline of this story,  Branstad Advocates for School Choice, makes it sounds like Governor Branstad is doing something good. Nothing could be further from the truth. Branstad is signaling his next move to dismantle public education. He is following … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans Attempt To Dismantle Public Schools; Democrats Try To Stop Them

senate.iowa.gov/democrats On the Iowa Senate Democrats website:  The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. The goal of the compromise is to maintain educational opportunities and boost student … Continue reading

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Branstad “Steers Clear” – Loebsack Speaks Out

Capitol Digest (QC Times- Mar 30) INDIANA CONTROVERSY: Republican Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he was steering clear of a controversy in Indiana over a religious liberties law that has raised concerns over possible discriminatory action toward gays and lesbians … Continue reading

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Poverty, Health, Food Issues For Iowans

Every time I see a big positive TV ad for Terry Branstad, my first thought is – “What is it that we are not being told?” While he brags on employment under his administration, most observers understand that Iowa has … Continue reading

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Iowa Governor And The Pharisees

When the story, “Governor tells Iowans to ‘repent’ in official proclamation for Christian revival at Capitol” crossed the BFIA inbox, I was dismissive. Governors and other political office holders proclaim a lot of stuff, and Iowans well know the peculiar … Continue reading

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