Tag Archives: Iowa Senate

Steve King Withdraws From Senate Race

The Omaha World Herald this morning has the story that Congressman Steve King has pulled his name from consideration as the Republican nominee for the open Iowa Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin. “DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Rep. … Continue reading

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Livestream The Iowa Senate

Click on the link to watch live action of the Iowa Senate as it convenes today at http://t.co/ysiWJHMK Click on this link to watch live action of the Iowa House  http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?category=billinfo&Service=livevideo      

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Is Scott Walker An Appropriate Role Model For Governor Branstad?

This morning, I read some disturbing news. Governor Branstad has been “inspired” by Wisconsin Governor Walker’s re-call victory to push for his brand of horrendous, anti-worker legislation…in Iowa. And although Walker survived the recall efforts this week, the silver lining … Continue reading

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How To Use A Freedom Of Information Request To Expose ALEC

politicususa.com/alec-foi-request/ Democracy lovers, below is an article that lays out how to do a FOI request to expose legislators who belong to ALEC.  We already know that in Iowa, all House members’ ALEC dues are paid automatically at taxpayer expense.  … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Tackles Robocalls, Loopholes, And Corporate Campaign Cash

Keeping Iowa elections fair and free senate.iowa.gov/democrats/keeping-iowa-elections-fair-and-free/ Transparency and accountability in Iowa campaign spending will increase if two bipartisan bills approved by the Senate become law. The first measure, sponsored by Iowa’s Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, closes loopholes and … Continue reading

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2012 Legislature Will Convene On Monday, January 9

From the newsletter of Senator Joe Bolkcom.  It has been an extremely busy time the past two months in preparation for the upcoming legislative session. I have participated in numerous meetings with constituents and organizations. There is much work ahead … Continue reading

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