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State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

By |2018-09-18T14:22:11-05:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

In recent years, the total dollar amount of state tax credits to corporations has increased substantially and left the state with steep budget cuts and more debt.  During the same time, investment in critical state services, like public schools and health care, has been low. Even as corporate tax credits increased dramatically, Republican lawmakers passed a [...]

Hunting Seasons Starting in September

By |2018-09-06T15:24:45-05:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

With the unofficial end of summer, fall hunting season is in full swing.  September 1st marked the start of dove, snipe, rail, cottontail rabbit, Canada goose, teal, and squirrel hunting.  Later in the month the youth deer season and disabled hunter deer season starts, as well as waterfowl.  Doves, teal, squirrels, and rabbits are good for [...]

State Budget Cuts Bring Disadvantage to Iowa’s Public Safety

By |2018-09-06T15:15:46-05:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

This September, the Iowa Civil and Human Rights Commission will host a discussion with the Des Moines police department and community partners on how to reduce violence and strengthen relations with local law enforcement officials. ‘Bridging the Gap’ is scheduled for Monday, September 17 from 6 to 8 pm at the Central Library located in downtown [...]

Traffic Camera Fight Revived in Supreme Court

By |2018-09-06T15:12:13-05:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

After initially ruling that cities could turn back on their traffic cameras to police traffic, the Supreme Court is reviving the issue with a class action lawsuit against traffic camera enforcement. The class action lawsuit revolves around the type of fine the drivers receive. The court has ruled that the fines are to be considered municipal [...]

Legislature Seeking High School Students to Serve in the Page Program

By |2018-09-06T15:06:59-05:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

The Iowa Legislature is looking for high school students to learn more about the legislative process by applying to serve as a Legislative Page in the Iowa House of Representatives for the 2019 Legislative Session. Legislative Pages provide invaluable assistance to representatives and staff by running errands, delivering messages, and distributing bills and amendments.  Pages also [...]

Failed Medicaid Privatization For-Profit Companies Get 7.5% Raise

By |2018-09-06T11:25:23-05:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Health Care, Recent News|

Since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, people have been systematically denied critical care, essential medical equipment and have had their services severely reduced or cut altogether. Providers have had to close their doors, or like the University of Iowa Dental School, have stopped taking Medicaid patients altogether because the Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are [...]

Labor Day Celebrations in Iowa

By |2018-08-21T14:19:21-05:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

From better wages to the weekend to safe working conditions, all Iowans benefit today from the hard work of the labor movement over the years. On Monday, September 3rd, we will again recognize the women and men who work in our factories, our hospitals, our restaurants, our cities, our schools, and everywhere that a service or [...]

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