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Iowa’s #Extreme16 Bracket Announced!

March 20th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Iowans voted, and the #Extreme16 has been selected! Download and print your bracket, and let the #MarchMadness begin!

Extreme 16 Bracket by ProgressIowa on Scribd

The 2017 #Extreme16, representing the most extreme elected officials from across the state of Iowa:


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VIDEO: Conservative Lobbyists Attend Private Meeting With Betsy DeVos & Kim Reynolds

March 15th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held a private meeting with conservative lobbyists today, and excluded the public. Video recorded by Progress Iowa shows a number of prominent lobbyists in attendance at the Governor’s private capitol office.
“Kim Reynolds reminded us today who she really represents, and it’s not Iowans,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “It’s disturbing that she would host a meeting with the Secretary of Education about how to divert funds from public schools, and cut the public out of the process. These are our tax dollars and our neighborhood schools, and the public should have a seat at the table, not the Koch Brother’s lobbyist. Today’s meeting and their voucher proposal is a slap in the face to every student, parent, and educator in Iowa.”

Those identified as attending the meeting include:

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Iowa GOP & Chuck Grassley received thousands of dollars from donor charged in prostitution sting

March 6th, 2019 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

The Iowa Republican Party received $20,000 and Senator Chuck Grassley received $2,700 from a donor who was recently charged in a prostitution sting, and Progress Iowa is calling for them to donate those funds to charity to support the fight against human trafficking.

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