House Speaker Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque, appointed committee chairs and made committee assignments for the 83rd General Assembly, which starts on January 12, 2009. “We’ve put together a solid team with expertise on issues ranging from jobs to education t ...Read More »
There's a great article over at TPM Cafe about the role of union organizing in the high tech/high skilled jobs sector. It's an interesting piece to consider in this time of economic uncertainty: Of course, high-skilled workers have always been unioni ...Read More »
House Democrats have recently started a "Twitter" page for short updates on what's going on inside the caucus and with action on the floor. Be sure to subscribe and check back regularly for updates. What is Twitter? Twitter is a privately funded star ...Read More »
President-Elect Obama is working on a financial relief package for state governments: President-elect Barack Obama turned from national security to domestic concerns on Tuesday, telling the country’s governors that his administration would not delay ...Read More »
An update from the Rebuild Iowa Office: Total disaster assistance approved for residents and governments in Iowa impacted by this year’s storms, tornadoes and flooding grew by more than $7.5 million this week. The additional funding was primarily due ...Read More »
Democrats made gains throughout the country last week - gaining control of 3 more chambers and increasing the number of Democrats is state legislatures by 100 members. A number of these gains can be traced to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Com ...Read More »
From the esteemed John Deeth's blog: While recounts remain possible, incumbent Democrats appear to have won three of the state's four closest races while losing one seat. In Woodbury County, Democrats held on to win two tight House races. In Iowa Hou ...Read More »
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