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Taking Away LIHEAP?

As our media breathlessly pursues the current president’s Twitter droppings, the real rape of the American people goes on almost unreported. About the only thing that is getting reported on besides what a truly incompetent president we have is the … Continue reading

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Capitol Comments

Governor Branstad takes one tiny tiptoe forward with the Anti-Bullying Proclamation but then takes ten big stomps backward. FIRST, this week, Gov. Branstad proposed new rules (instead of legislation) allowing his administration to give $37 million dollars in tax exemptions … Continue reading

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Dems Offer Compromise On School Fun: The Courtney Report

note: this is an edited version of the weekly newsletter. For the full newsletter please go here DEMOCRATS OFFER COMPROMISE TO END SCHOOL FUNDING GRIDLOCK In an effort to break a lengthy logjam on school funding at the Statehouse this … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

As a member of the State Government Committee, I participated in a meeting with Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz. We wanted to know how three valid Iowa ballots in the 2012 election ended up not being counted. What we’ve … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

I always want to hear your ideas for improving state government. After all, I work for you. You can e-mail or call me any time. You may also want to check out “Public Input: Improving State Government” on the Iowa … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Forum in Johnson County

On Saturday, July 27, Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-07), ranking member of the house agriculture committee, held a farm bill forum at the Johnson County Extension Office. Over 40 people attended, and a lot of ground … Continue reading

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Romney Lies? Who’da Thunk It?

How do you know he’s lying? His lips are moving! Paul Krugman in his blog  says what many people have been waiting for someone to say: “I mean, is there anything at all in Romney’s stump speech that’s true? It’s … Continue reading

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LIHEAP: Where Republican Tax Policies Really Hurt

A few weeks ago, I made a reference to LIHEAP in my story concerning my experiment in heating with corn. The reference was only a passing thought after I had pretty much written the body of the story. So I … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving Hash

Like many folks, we are taking some time away to visit family for this holiday. We have one child at one end of the Mississippi and another at the other end. So we will be heading south with one set … Continue reading

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