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Random Thoughts On A Hot Weekend

Too hot to work too hard today: – Congratulations to Patty Judge on her nomination to defeat Chuck Grassley this fall. Judge has always outperformed expectations. Let’s hope she can do it one more time. Grassley, you have obstructed your … Continue reading

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Sine Die? Not So Fast!

DES MOINES— Governor Branstad’s office released an end of session message for the 85th Iowa General Assembly at 8:41 a.m. yesterday, saying, “despite the partisan tone of the session, we are pleased there was agreement on the majority of our … Continue reading

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Why Mike Gronstal Is The Latest Target of GOP Freakout

Why has Senator Mike Gronstal become the latest target of Republican Freakout?  It’s like this.  Gronstal stands for the views of the majority and Republicans know that the Iowa Senate is 2 Democratic votes away from Iowa becoming Scott Walker’s … Continue reading

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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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Good News Bad News From Mike Gronstal

February 23, 2012 Dear Friend, First, let me tell you the good news. Democrats in the Iowa Senate have remained focused on Job Growth, Education and mainstream, Middle Class Priorities. We balanced the budget without raising taxes and kept Iowa … Continue reading

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For Everyday Iowans the Game is Rigged

That former Iowa Senator Swati Dandekar was a lapdog for certain public utilities became clear while I was listening to the House of Representatives debate HF 561 in the gallery earlier this year. HF 561 is what is called a … Continue reading

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