Tag Archives: IPERS

War As A Campaign Strategy And Other Thoughts

One of the recent unwritten rules of an incumbent Republican president running for re-election is that they must have a war for Americans to rally around. It must be a war they are almost certain to win. They must control … Continue reading

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Reminders: Monday, IPERS Press Conference; Saturday, Women’s March

As the Iowa legislature gears up for another session with Republicans in total control, common Iowans will be taking action to protect the retirement that they worked so hard for. Republicans have been itching to turn that money over to … Continue reading

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Iowans Will Take Action To Save Pensions From Republican Robber Barons

Press release/action alert: Iowans To Tell Governor, Legislature – ‘Keep Your Promise, Respect Our Retirement’ Press conference Monday, January 14th Day of action to protect retirement security planned for January 23rd Des Moines, Iowa — Iowans will speak out at … Continue reading

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Watch Reynolds Dodge Yepsen Question About Republican Plan To Cut IPERS Benefits

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Action Items For This Week To Stop As Many Bad Things As Possible

Action alert from Rob Hogg – Thanks to your help, we stopped several bad ideas this year: (1) a bill to end IPERS as we know it (SF45); (2) a bill to wipe out Iowa’s permit system for guns (SF2016); (3) … Continue reading

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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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