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Dems: University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

September 21, 2018
Dems: University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

The Iowa Board of Regents has given initial approval of plans to ask lawmakers for more state resources next year as well as close several centers due to state budget cuts. The Regents also approved a request for several center closures including five ...

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Dems: State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

September 20, 2018
Dems: State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

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 hea...

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Dems: Hunting Seasons Starting in September

September 13, 2018
Dems: Hunting Seasons Starting in September

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 de...

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Dems: State Budget Cuts Bring Disadvantage to Iowa’s Public Safety

September 12, 2018
Dems: State Budget Cuts Bring Disadvantage to Iowa’s Public Safety

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’ i...

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Dems: Traffic Camera Fight Revived in Supreme Court

September 11, 2018
Dems: Traffic Camera Fight Revived in Supreme Court

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 ...

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Dems: Legislature Seeking High School Students to Serve in the Page Program

September 10, 2018
Dems: Legislature Seeking High School Students to Serve in the Page Program

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 ...

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Dems: Failed Medicaid Privatization For-Profit Companies Get 7.5% Raise

September 6, 2018
Dems: Failed Medicaid Privatization For-Profit Companies Get 7.5% Raise

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 l...

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Dems: Labor Day Celebrations in Iowa

August 24, 2018
Dems: Labor Day Celebrations in Iowa

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,...

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Dems: Vaccines for College Students

August 23, 2018
Dems: Vaccines for College Students

Vaccines are important all year long, but especially as students of all ages go back to school or college. While most parents are aware of the vaccinations needed for their child to start school as a kindergartener, it is important to remember that col...

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Dems: Deer Hunting Licenses

August 22, 2018
Dems: Deer Hunting Licenses

Deer hunting licenses for Iowa residents went on sale on August 15th through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Iowa residents are eligible for one any deer license for a gun season, one any deer license for archery season, and one county spec...

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