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Bad Deal On Corporate Property Tax Cuts Should Be Rejected by Iowa Legislature

Bad Deal On Corporate Property Tax Cuts Should Be Rejected by Iowa Legislature

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action Fund) members are blasting the state legislature over a shady backroom deal to cut corporate property taxes, saying it will severely limit the ability of state and local governments to provide basic public services without raising taxes on everyday Iowans.

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Richard tells Terry that access to mental health care is essential for Iowa

In my work in Peace and Justice, I talk to folks about living without having violence in their lives. Many respond by telling me that violence in their lives comes from those who lack the ability or resources to seek effective mental health services. They fall between the cracks of Iowa Health Care and Medicaid and the ability to have employer or self paid insurance that covers mental health care. Expansion of Medicaid, as allowed under The Affordable Care Act will allow more Iowans to get the mental health care they need and their neighbors and relatives would like them to have. As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes fully implemented on the national level, Iowa must give up its petty obstructionist views and fully participate. Thanks, Richard Fischer   Agree with Richard? TAKE ACTION! Tell the legislators serving on the Conference Commitee for Senate File 296, Medicaid expansion, to do what’s right for everyday Iowans – expand...

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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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