Tag Archives: Orascom

Branstad’s Legacy

Looks like Governor-For-Life Terry Branstad will soon be leaving us on that slow boat to China. Who cares how he gets there as long as he leaves. As he begins to leave we can look back briefly on what shape … Continue reading

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Thanks, Branstad – Iowans Get Burned In Worst Economic Deal Ever

senate.iowa.gov/ “With the fertilizer plant roughly half finished, half of the 3,000 workers have been fired, through no fault of their own. Rather than find a way to re-hire those skilled, union workers, the company plans to bus in non-union … Continue reading

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Iowa GOP Hypocrisy On Education

[by Paul McAndrew] Governor Branstad and Iowa’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives propose only a 1.25 percent increase ($50 million) in state funding for elementary and secondary schools in Iowa’s 338 public school districts. This meager increase would keep Iowa’s schools … Continue reading

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Feeding The World–Iowa-Style

Iowa Can’t Feed the World; Local Producers Can’t Either The frequent jeremiad of big agriculture is about propping them up so Iowa farmers can feed the world. Political speeches at the recent opening of a first of its kind biorational … Continue reading

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Independent Poll Shows Iowans Oppose Gov. Branstad’s Orascom Deal

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 17th, 2014 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 55% oppose granting Orascom another $25 million in tax credits Des Moines, Iowa — An independent poll released today by Progress Iowa and Citizens for a Healthy Iowa … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Branstad And The Orascom Deal?

Bolkcom: “Was the competition from Illinois real or was it simply a fabrication?”

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