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Branstad’s plan to take education money to fund the Nutrient Reduction Strategy kicks the can down the road

Branstad’s plan to take education money to fund the Nutrient Reduction Strategy kicks the can down the road Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) say Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s plan to take money from education infrastructure to fund Iowa’s failing voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy is the wrong approach to clean up Iowa’s polluted waters.  Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an economic study of their bold and innovative SAVE for the Future Proposal currently making its way through the legislature. “Governor Branstad would have us believe we can’t afford to fund both education and water quality efforts in Iowa.” said State Policy Organizing Director Adam Mason. “Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, the money is there – it’s in corporate agriculture’s pockets.  We need tough regulations coupled with tough enforcement to change business as usual agriculture. ...

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Payday Lenders employ shady tactics at statehouse

Payday Lenders employ shady tactics at statehouse

The payday industry is at it again...

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Bill for Clean Water Iowa passes out of sub-committee!

A commonsense bill to strengthen manure application laws passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Sub-committee in a 2 to 1 vote today...

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A day of action to raise the wage!

A day of action to raise the wage!

Join us to stand up for a living wage....

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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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