Tag Archives: Kim Reynolds

The Future of Iowa

Published with permission from the Fall 2017 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter.  by State Senator Joe Bolkcom Are you mad about Governor Reynold’s decision to waste money giving Apple a 20-million-dollar tax break? You should be. … Continue reading

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Reynolds-Branstad Have Been Disastrous for Iowa

{Four people who could easily do a better job than Reynolds. Unfortunately, Todd Prichard has dropped out already.} Cutting Long-term care Ombudsman visits to nursing homes just the latest in a long string of bad decisions. In an editorial in … Continue reading

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Why Iowa Republicans Know They Can Get Away With Anything

Even more Medicaid cuts?  Why would Republicans do something this despicable?  Answer: Because they can. Because they have been getting away with it and will probably continue to get away with it in the forseeable future. Iowa Republicans know there … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa: Apple Deal Ripped In Iowa And Around The Country

RE: RELEASE: Business leader: Apple deal gets an ‘A’ for return on investment Matt Sinovic <matt@progressiowa.org> Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:14 PM How do you know the Apple deal isn’t being received well? Less than an hour ago, the Governor’s … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Corn Feed In Two Weeks!

Let’s show Republicans that we will be a force next year! {editorial comment} 5 minutes Governor Reynolds and her administration aren’t doing Iowans any favors. From her budget crisis caused by massive corporate tax breaks to the closing of four … Continue reading

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Branstad  Leaves Reynolds Holding The Bag 

In what had to be one of the great escapes in recent political history in this state, Terry Branstad royally screwed things up and then left for the relative quiet of China. Branstad has made a very successful career of … 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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Branstad, Reynolds, Hogg And Jobs

Remember the bogus numbers the Branstad administration would put out monthly on job creation? Branstad had set a goal of 200.000 jobs in 5 years which was a very lofty goal. Knowing that that would be one number that his … Continue reading

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Another Year Of Bible Reading On Courthouse Grounds In Iowa

Maybe it is because the fear of losing medicaid, health insurance or having the costs for insurance skyrocket has sucked all the air out of the room. Or maybe it is the continuing saga of how Republicans worked with a … Continue reading

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Kim Reynolds: Rubbing Our Noses In It Right Off The Bat

Over at bleedingheartland.com, desmoinesdem does a great analysis of the hypocrisy of the Kim Reynolds inauguration speech after Reynold’s swearing in on May 24th. This is an excellent read and well worth the 15 minutes or so it will take … Continue reading

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