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It’s April 16th. Has A Medical Marijuana Bill Passed Yet?

Two weeks ago I was treated to a short presentation by Shelly Van Winkle at the legislative forum in Muscatine. Ms. Van Winkle (is there any title that indicates that a person is an RN?) is a registered nurse and … Continue reading

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Legislative Forums: Republicans Misdirect, Obfuscate

Not many folks take advantage of the legislative forums that are held throughout the state during the legislative session. Usually these are held on Saturdays in cities and towns around the state. Members of the legislature for the area come … Continue reading

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ALEC Meets In San Diego

While Iowans were enjoying excellent summer weather this week, the corporations were handing marching orders to the various state legislators who owe them fealty above the fealty they show to their various states. Yep, ALEC had a meeting in San … Continue reading

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CBD Oil In Iowa – When?

Last year Iowa seemed to take a major step into the 20th century when parents and friends of child epileptic patients made an almost irrefutable case for medical cannabis in Iowa. Governor Branstad backed it as did most of the … Continue reading

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Iowa Farmers Oppose Nuclear Power

WILTON—About 65 people gathered at the Wilton Community Center last night to view a screening of the documentary, “The Atomic States of America,” hosted by the group Saving America’s Farmland and Environment (S.A.F.E.). Attendees also heard an update from two … Continue reading

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Dear Iowa Legislators, Branstad Plan Is Just Plain Dumb

This is an open letter to my legislator, Tom Sands. Mr. Sands is a banker in Columbus Junction. There have been two competing versions of Medicaid Expansion passed in the Iowa legislature. The one passed in the Senate is the … Continue reading

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Five Things We Learned At The Capitol

from David Goodner, Iowa CCI Yesterday, more than 30 CCI watchdogs, like you, from across the state testified at public hearings on economic development, budget and tax policy, and we made a big impact. Here’s the full press roundup that gives … Continue reading

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Branstad Cuts Food Aid For Needy

Terry, our right wing tool of a governor, Branstad took out the old veto pen on Friday of Memorial Day  weekend to slice out a portion of the hard work that the legislature had done over an otherwise poorly productive … Continue reading

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Rant On! ALEC Must Be Exposed!

It looks like we are seeing the beginnings of the breakup of one of the most anti-democratic groups ever to foist itself on the American public. Slowly but surely the wheels are coming off the behind the curtain, under the … Continue reading

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Insidious ALEC Pokes Its Fingers Into Iowa

As the Iowa legislature gets back into session, the citizens of Iowa need to be on high alert for ALEC inspired bills becoming laws that will eventually haunt Iowans and will erode their quality of life. One such bill that … Continue reading

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