Tag Archives: Governor Branstad

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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Iowans Overwhelmingly Oppose Branstad Plan To Close MHIs

Action Alert From Progress Iowa We need your help to show Governor Branstad he can’t keep ignoring his constituents. An independent survey released today showed that Iowans oppose his plans to shut down mental health institutes in Clarinda and Mount … Continue reading

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Why Is Governor Branstad Dismantling Medicaid?

From the newsletter of Senator Bolkcom (D) – Iowa City BRANSTAD HEADLONG RUSH TO PRIVATIZE MEDICAID Medicaid provides health coverage to just over a half million of the most vulnerable people in our state, including seniors, families and children, pregnant … Continue reading

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Why Is Branstad’s Scandal Strategy Identical To Chris Christie’s?

It’s probably an ALEC template.

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Gronstal: Iowans Are Getting Screwed

“I cannot condemn in more firm words the actions of the Director to instruct administrative judges to screw Iowans out of their benefits. Of course our caucus is behind this.”

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Francis Thicke Presents The Other Side Of Ethanol At Branstad’s Hearing

UPDATE:  Today Iowa Public Radio’s program River To River with Ben Kieffer will be about corn ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Standards controversy. The program runs from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. Francis Thicke will be one of the guests … Continue reading

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Why It Is Time For Legislators To Stand Up To Governor Branstad

The following letter to the editor by David Johnson was published in the West Branch Times on January 24th. With the legislature back in session, we’ll soon be bombarded with letters from our elected officials in Des Moines, telling us … Continue reading

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Action Alert From Senator Rob Hogg

from State Senator Rob Hogg, (D-CR) You may have seen it in the news before Christmas: Governor Branstad is considering a $30 million cut to mental health services in Iowa. A Des Moines Register article had the story. This is … Continue reading

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas In Iowa

by Carol Thompson “There are 20 girls still living there who do not know where they will be at Christmas, and 93 dedicated state staffers who will be unemployed in January.” Yes, Virginia, there is a Grinch. Sometimes he resides … Continue reading

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Iowa Accountability Project Launches

AccountabilityIowa.org ‘Iowa Accountability Project’ Launched to Expose Misuse of Public Funds Project Launches With Request to Branstad Administration About Flawed Jobs Numbers Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Accountability Project, an effort by Progress Iowa to root out misuse of … Continue reading

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