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Iowa Statehouse News

August 30, 2017 Apple Awarded $213 Million Apple Inc, the most profitable company in the world, was awarded $213 million from Governor Kim Reynolds and local officials to build a new data center in Waukee that will create 50 jobs. … Continue reading

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More Medicaid Listening Posts Scheduled

senate.iowa.gov/democrats Senate Democrats are holding listening posts to hear what you have to say about Medicaid privatization. Here are the listening posts that have been scheduled so far Sigourney with Senators Kinney and Bolkcom: Monday, November 2, 3 p.m. to … Continue reading

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Senator Bob Dvorsky On Education

Iowa is among the first states to create a teacher leadership system designed to boost student achievement, increase teaching expertise and raise the status of the teaching profession. Research shows a correlation between a school’s ability to keep good teachers … Continue reading

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2015 Iowa Legislative Session – Tobacco Control

Eileen Fisher is a Johnson County resident and president of CAFE Iowa CAN, a network of tobacco control advocates whose presence is felt continuously among Iowa legislators. She recently provided this report on tobacco control legislation during the 2015 session … Continue reading

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Republicans Fail Iowans In 2015 Session

(Editor’s Note: Joe Bolkcom represents Iowa Senate District 43 in the Legislature. The following editorial appeared in the Iowa City Press Citizen, and is reprinted with permission of the author). When considering the accomplishments of the 2015 session of the … Continue reading

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Ed Fallon On The Iowa Bakken Oil Pipeline

Blog for Iowa caught up with Ed Fallon in Iowa City at a March 11 fundraiser for his Iowa Pipeline Walk along the proposed route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline from the Bakken shale formation through Iowa to Illinois. … Continue reading

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The Problem Of Corporate Influence In Iowa

Thanks to Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa for his exemplary work monitoring ALEC’s activities in Iowa. http://progressiowa.org/progress-report ALEC WATCH: New Report Details Corporate Influence in Iowa By Progress Iowa To take action or ask questions about ongoing ALEC activity in … Continue reading

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Regents’ Proposed Revenue Model A Lose-Lose For Iowa Universities

For deep background, first click here and go read the historic Powell Memo (also known as the Powell Manifesto), which “essentially marks the beginning of the business community’s multi-decade collective takeover of the most important institutions of public opinion and … Continue reading

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How To Flip The Koch Party

  Have you ever heard of ALEC?  The Koch Brothers?  If  you answered yes, it’s probably because of the folks at the Center for Media and Democracy.  Read their story then decide if you feel they are worth supporting. by … Continue reading

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Iowa's New Laws Effective July 1

Rep. Sally Stutsman of Riverside forwarded a link to the Iowa House Democrats’ Statehouse News which covers the new laws that take effect July 1. Among them are several new initiatives aimed at boosting Iowa’s skilled workforce, including $66 million … Continue reading

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