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HF 561 & Iowa's Senator Liz Mathis

As readers should know, we oppose HF 561, a bill in the legislature relating to new nuclear power in Iowa. In advocating against this bill, what has become clear is that whatever the resolution, the outcome is not about which … Continue reading

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Public Hearing On Education Reform Bill HF 2380

The Iowa House has scheduled a public hearing on the Education Reform Bill HF 2380. We want to hear comments from parents, teachers and students about the proposed bill.  After the Governor released a blueprint for education last fall, legislators … Continue reading

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Iowa Environmental Council: DNR Funding Trend Ignores Iowa Voters

Yesterday was Environmental Lobby Day at the Iowa statehouse.  Check out the Iowa Environmental Council’s website and blog.   You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  They got nice coverage by WHO-TV.  Also at the statehouse yesterday was Iowa … Continue reading

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Tell Your State Senator To Oppose “Ag Gag” Bill

Food & Water Watch There is a bill in the Iowa legislature that would carve out special protections for factory farms by criminalizing whistleblowers who document practices on factory farms, making it harder to regulate the pollution they create. This … Continue reading

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84th Iowa General Assembly 2012 Session Begins Today

The Iowa legislature will likely focus on the economy, jobs, mental health, education and property tax reform, probably not abortion and gay rights. Here are some links to Iowa newspaper coverage speculating about what the upcoming session will bring. Des … Continue reading

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