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No April Fooling On Factory Farm Pollution

No April Fooling On Factory Farm Pollution

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members say time in this year’s legislative session is running out for Governor Branstad and leaders in both political parties to address the kinds of factory farm pollution that continue to cause a public health risk to hundreds of thousands of Central Iowans.

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Corporate Ag Sneak Attack on Ag Budget Bill Seeks to Shield Aggregate Water Quality Practices From Public Oversight

Corporate Ag Sneak Attack on Ag Budget Bill Seeks to Shield Aggregate Water Quality Practices From Public Oversight

Iowa House GOP leadership, including Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget subcommittee co-chair, Representative Jack Drake (R-Griswold), has snuck language into a budget bill that would prevent the public from accessing information about water quality and land-use practices collected by projects funded with taxpayer dollars, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members announced March 27.

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What’s left this legislative session

As a result of the funnel, both good and bad bills we've been tracking have been stopped. Check out the details here.

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CCI Action Fund Will Defend Against Trumped Up Assault Charges

CCI Action Fund Will Defend Against Trumped Up Assault Charges

Update in response to media attention this afternoon about our worker justice lobby day yesterday at the State Capitol.

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The “More Manure Spill” Bill

House File 2367, the bad bill that would shorten required training time for factory farm manure applicators from three hours per year to two hours per year, has passed the House. Click here to see how your Representative voted. But we can still work to stop the bill.   Click here to take 2 minutes to tell the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Joe Seng, to say NO to HF2367.   Next, the bill heads to the Senate Ag Committee — the committee must pass the bill for it to be eligible for a vote on the Senate floor. Senator Joe Seng, chair of the committee, has the power to stop the bill. If the Senate Ag Committee doesn’t pass the bill, it’s dead. Send a message to Sen. Seng here: http://bit.ly/1cgi4z4.   Join the fight Contact us for more information Join as an Iowa CCI Action Fund member today or chip in $20 to support our organizing this legislative session. Sign up for our E-Mail Action list to get the latest updates Follow us...

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How your rep voted on the more manure spill bill

House File 2367, the bad bill that would shorten required training time for factory farm manure applicators from three hours per year to two hours per year, has passed the House. How did your Representative vote? (If you don’t know who your Representative is, find them here.) Below are the Representatives that voted NO! (District 35) Ako Abdul-Samad (Disctrict 36) Marti Anderson (District 87) Dennis M. Cohoon (District 32) Ruth Ann Gaines (District 13) Chris Hall (District 82) Curtis Hanson (District 46) Lisa Heddens (District 34) Bruce Hunter (District 100) Chuck Isenhart (District 74) Dave Jacoby (District 61) Anesa Kajtazovic (District 83) Jerry Kearns (District 29) Dan Kelley (District 59) Bob Kressig (District 85) Vicki Lensing (District 68) Daniel Lundby (District 86) Mary Mascher (District 76) Dave Maxwell (District 33) Brian Meyer (District 99) Patrick Murphy (District 41) Jo Oldson (District 31) Rick Olson (District 65) Tyler Olson (District 69) Kirsten...

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Wage thieves should be worried!

Wage thieves should be worried!

The bill that would crack down on wage theft, Senate File 2295, has passed the Senate!

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A majority of Iowans want this

A majority of Iowans want this

Momentum is building for an increase in the minimum wage -- and Iowans are ready to take action.

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HF2367 a colossal waste of time, bad for Iowa water quality

HF2367 a colossal waste of time, bad for Iowa water quality

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members are blasting Iowa House leadership on HF2367 – a factory farm de-regulation bill that would cut manure applicator annual training from 3 hours to 2 hours per year.

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Our take on 2014’s first funnel

As the dust settles from the first funnel, check out the good bills we're pushing and bad bills we're working to stop this legislative session.

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