Tag Archives: Iowa Legislature 2013

Branstad's Best Effort On Health Care Falls Short

by Charlie Wishman  Here’s What 9 Months of Terry Branstad’s Very Best Work on Health Care Looks Like Well, after over 9 months of excruciating, grueling hard work, Governor Branstad finally gave us his very best ideas for health care … Continue reading

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Local Food Advocacy Groups Expose Monsanto’s Undue Influence

SF 194 /HF 463: “An Act requiring consumer labeling information for food, providing penalties, and including effective date provisions” Thank your Democratic representatives in the Iowa House and Senate  who introduced the bills, Bolkcom, Thede, Anderson, Steckman, Berry, Abdul-Samad, Mascher, … Continue reading

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Iowa Wind Farmers Deserve A Fair Price

Action Alert by  Iowa PIRG.org,  Iowa Public Interest Research Group: Stand up for farmers who produce wind power in Iowa! Iowa’s big utilities are cheating farmers who produce their own wind power in Iowa. Right now, farmers earn five times … Continue reading

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“Medicaid Madness” Tour In Davenport, Mason City, Ottumwa, and Cedar Rapids Today

  http://www.HealthiestIowa.com MARCH 27th, 2013 Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 Healthiest Iowa Initiative to Hold “Medicaid Madness” Statewide Tour Today, Wednesday, March 27th   26 organizations have joined the Healthiest Iowa Initiative, including small business owners, health care providers, and citizen … Continue reading

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Healthiest Iowa

Healthiestiowa.com/ [Note from BFIA:  Tonight at 5 pm you can watch the Medicaid expansion debate live from the state capitol here] Today, a group of Iowa organizations, including AFSCME Iowa Council 61, announced the formation of the Healthiest Iowa Initiative. … Continue reading

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“I Have Been A Lobbyist But I Have Never Seen Anything Like This”

Here’s more video from last week’s press event to highlight the completion of the ALEC in Iowa report.  Featured in this video:  Matt Sinovec, ProgressIowa; Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy; Peter Fisher, Iowa Policy Project, and State Senator … Continue reading

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Senator Wilhelm: Governor Branstad Is Failing Iowans

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Report: ALEC Has Significant Influence Over Iowa Legislators

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ALEC Exposed In Iowa

ALEC Exposed in Iowa Tuesday, March 12th, 12:00-1:00 PM Iowa State Capitol, Room 22 The event will include: – Screening of the Bill Moyers program “United States of ALEC” – Release of a new research report, “ALEC Exposed in Iowa” … Continue reading

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What Does Grassley Have Against Voting?

Grassley’s proposal would remove requirement teaching students how to vote ProgressIowa DES MOINES, IOWA — Yesterday State Representative Pat Grassley, grandson of Senator Chuck Grassley, introduced House File 423, which would eliminate the high school social studies requirement to teach … Continue reading

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