Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Dems: Iowa Wage Theft Victims Speak Out

Jan. 27, 2015 Two key state senators are working on legislation to fight Iowa’s biggest crime spree: the $600 million in wages stolen from Iowa workers each year. “Iowa’s wage theft laws don’t protect Iowa workers from being ripped off and don’t protect honest businesses who pay their employees,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano, the…

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Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 1-26-15

Dems: House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 1-26-15

We’re just starting the third week of the legislative session and school funding will take center stage this week.   It’s a debate that’s already a year overdue. That’s because Governor Branstad and Republicans refused to follow our law that requires us to set school funding nearly two years in advance. The law, which has…

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Dems: Essay contest for high school students

Through March 31, Iowa students in grades 9-11 are invited to celebrate 150 years of Juneteenth by entering an essay contest. Juneteenth is an international observance marking the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. This year’s essay contest theme is “How does education influence freedom, liberty and responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse society?”…

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Dems: Essay contest for high school students

Through March 31, Iowa students in grades 9-11 are invited to celebrate 150 years of Juneteenth by entering an essay contest. Juneteenth is an international observance marking the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. This year’s essay contest theme is “How does education influence freedom, liberty and responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse society?”…

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GOP: Rep. Jorgensen’s Opening Comments on Education Funding

GOP: Rep. Jorgensen’s Opening Comments on Education Funding

I first want to thank all of those who attended and provided comments at the public hearing last night. It was evident that we have a lot of high quality passionate people who believe in having a strong educational system within the state. I believe in that also. I’ve heard a number of times, if…

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Dems: Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

Dems: Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

Iowans packed a special public hearing at the State Capitol tonight and overwhelmingly opposed a Republican school funding plan.  Aside from the Governor’s Office, just one Iowan spoke in support of the Republican plan. “It’s telling that only one person spoke in favor of the Republican plan at the public hearing tonight,” said State Rep.…

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Dems: Watch Education Public Hearing Live

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream  

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Dems: Trees for Kids grants available for spring

Through March 2, grant applications are being accepted for “Trees for Kids” grants, which pay up to $5,000 for landscape trees and mulch for schools and communities to involve youth in planting trees on school grounds and other public property. For information about how to apply for a spring Trees for Kids grant, go to www.iowadnr.gov…

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