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Iowa Legislature Appropriates $700,000 To DNR To Hire 7 New Factory Farm Field Inspectors

Iowa Legislature Appropriates $700,000 To DNR To Hire 7 New Factory Farm Field Inspectors

The Iowa legislature passed an agriculture and natural resources appropriations bill Thursday that includes $700,000 to hire seven new factory farm inspectors at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) members say DNR Director Chuck Gipp must put the new inspectors in the field immediately to begin inspecting and permitting Iowa’s 8,000 factory farms.

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Sara Doruska to Gov. Terry Branstad – expand Medicaid!

Sara Doruska, registered pharmacist, tells it like it is - Iowa needs Medicaid expansion. Check out her video!

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CCI Action converges on Terrace Hill for Medicaid expansion

CCI Action converges on Terrace Hill for Medicaid expansion

CCI Action members delivered nearly 150 comments from Iowans across the state wanting affordable health insurance on Saturday to Governor Branstad at his Terrace Hill mansion.

This was the latest action in a months long campaign to pass Medicaid expansion in Iowa to provide much needed insurance to 150,000 more Iowans.

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What would you tell Terry? Lawrence would #tellterry Medicaid is invaluable

Lawrence would tell Terry that Medicaid expansion is invaluable.

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From the CCI family to yours – happy Mother’s Day!

From the CCI family to yours – happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrate the mom in your life with an honorary CCI gift package!

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What would you tell Terry?

What would you tell Terry?

What would you tell Terry? Mary Sand of Ames tells Governor Branstad "I don't trust that Iowa Care will be nearly good enough for my friend."

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Bad manure bill passes – we’re gearing up for a clean water fight!

Bad manure bill passes – we’re gearing up for a clean water fight!

Senate passes new bad manure legislation with less than 72 hours remaining in the legislative session - not because it was urgent or important, but as a favor for the factory farm lobby.

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Top Three Reasons Why the Bad Manure Bill is Actually Bad

Top three reasons why the bad manure bill, SF 418, is actually bad.

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The Gronstal Double-Cross

Nearly four weeks ago, Senate insiders told us Senate File 418 would not be debated this year. But with less than 72 hours left in the regular 2013 sessioin, Gronstal put it back on the debate calendar. It could come to a vote at any moment.

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CCI, community grills Schultz on voter ID, voter purge rule

CCI and community members grill Secretary of State Matt Schultz on voter ID and the recently enacted voter purge rule.

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