Tag Archives: IPERS

Obscure Court Ruling Sends Ominous Warning Message

While our news media focuses on the ongoing disasters such as the Russian Connection to the White House, the plunging stock market and the fate of those under DACA, some really important news is going under reported. One such story … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans Plan To Dismantle IPERS

For the 2018 session, Iowa Republicans already have filed legislation to mess with the retirement of hundreds of thousands of public employees. Senate File 45 would begin to dismantle IPERS and other Iowa public retirement programs by blocking new Iowa … Continue reading

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Is The IPERS Cake Baked?

The Cedar Rapids Gazette was sitting on the break room table last week at the home, farm and auto supply store, open to an article about IPERS, Iowa’s public employee retirement plan. Written by Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa, the … Continue reading

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Sirens In The Distance

 After the Iowa Republicans’ dismantling of Chapter 20,  Senator Joe Bolkcom warns that the public employee retirement system is next.  Dear Editor:  I woke up about 3 a.m. to a siren in the distance.  I thought to myself: Car accident? … Continue reading

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