Tag Archives: Iowa Republicans

Republican Trifecta Not Working For Ordinary Iowans

by Ralph Scharnau Iowa Republicans controlling the legislative and executive branches of state government have impacted the state in many ways. They have used their dominance to create policies, programs, and taxation schemes that favor the wealthy and large corporations. … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans Refuse To Cap Insulin Costs

The full guest column by Liz Mathis was published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Mason City Globe Gazette. Click on the links below to read the full article. Two bills with overwhelming bipartisan support passed the Iowa House in … Continue reading

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How The American Rescue Plan Is Helping Iowa

No thanks to Republicans.

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Watch Iowa Press Reporters’ Roundtable

Watch if you can stomach it.  So many people have told me they don’t watch anymore because they can’t stomach it. This weekend’s program wasn’t terrible off and on. They were a little snide about Republicans here and there but … Continue reading

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Senator Bolkcom: Rural Iowa Communities Suffer Under Republicans

Thursday’s Des Moines Register included a guest editorial by State Senator Joe Bolkcom. In his editorial Bolkcom lays it right on the line: Iowa’s current poor condition is due fully to the very poor leadership Iowa has endured under Kim … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Republicans Vote To Shut Down Government

It should come as no surprise that Iowa’s Republicans Thursday voted to shut down the government by voting against extending the debt ceiling. The reasoning that Republicans have for using the debt ceiling as a hostage is not logical. Also … Continue reading

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Senator Zach Wahls Warns Of Possible Republican Gerrymandering

Just my impression after watching this video, but does Senator Wahls know something we don’t know?  “There is no legitimate reason for legislative Republicans to reject this first map. If Republicans vote down the first map that is a clear … Continue reading

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Senator Zach Wahls Schools GOP On Bipartisanship

Watch the video or read the text below. Zach Wahls, Senate Democratic Leader, addresses the Republican rejection of bipartisan policing reform in Iowa: Mr. President, colleagues of the Senate. We’ve been having this debate for a while here today, but … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans Want No Background Checks For Abusers

Action alert from Iowa Senate Democrats:  Should domestic abusers be able to buy guns without a background check in Iowa? That’s been approved by the Iowa House and will be up for a vote in the Iowa Senate.  The Democratic … Continue reading

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Republicans Doing Their Best To Ruin Everything Good About Iowa

More craziness from the Iowa GOP…  “This bill will make flooding worse in Iowa.”

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