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Paul Ryan's Newest Budget Would Fire 3,000,000 Americans

11 Apr 2014 (08:41 AM) — Iowans deserve to know the facts about Congressman Paul Ryan's budget. 3,000,000 jobs lost, and disastrous cuts to education and health care are not what our country needs as we struggle to recover from the recession of 2007 and 2008.

On Equal Pay Day, Iowa Women Falling Behind

08 Apr 2014 (09:42 AM) — Iowa women are falling behind economically, according to figures released today by Progress Iowa, in recognition of Equal Pay Day. Women make just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, adding up to a total of more than $4.6 billion in lost wages for women in Iowa who work full time. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.

Day 28: House Republicans continue to break the law by refusing to fund Iowa schools

13 Mar 2014 (09:02 AM) — Twenty eight days have passed since Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives violated their statutory responsibility to pass allowable growth funding for public schools in the 2015 school year. Why do they continue to break the law?

Iowans deserve Higher Education, not Higher Debt

06 Mar 2014 (08:05 AM) — Student loan debt has reached a crisis point: more than 40 million Americans are more than $1.2 trillion in debt. Thousands of students work hard and go to college in Iowa every year. They shouldn't be at a disadvantage because they're buried in debt, and we hope every Iowan will stand together in calling for affordable and accessible higher education.

Raising the Minimum Wage Will Decrease Federal Govt. Spending By $44 Million in Iowa

05 Mar 2014 (02:18 PM) — A new report shows that more than 28,000 Iowans would no longer need food stamps if the minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour. The federal government would also save $44 million per year on savings in Iowa.

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