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Medicaid expansion moves to House, action needed

On Monday, March 26, the Iowa Senate passed Senate File 296 (Medicaid Expansion) through their chamber on a party line vote.

Now it's up to the House to do the right thing and move swiftly to provide much needed insurance to more Iowans, at little to no cost to the state.

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CCI continues the fight for clean water

CCI members have been busy defending Iowa’s water from Senate File 418/ House File 512, legislation that would allow factory farms to store overflowing manure and hogs in abandoned factory farms. We’ve turned out dozens of folks at the capitol from across Iowa, met with over twenty legislators, sent over 300 letters to decision makers, and made over 100 phone call to Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal. On March 19th, CCI Action hosted an Emergency Clean Water Day of Action. CCI members started the day with a press conference detailing to allies, onlookers, and media the dangers of SF418/ HF512. Following a powerful rally, dozens of CCI members lobbied over 20 legislators asking them to stand with everyday Iowans and kill the bill. Check out the Des Moines Register’s coverage of CCI’s Clean Water Day of Action here. Check out Iowa Radio’s coverage of the event here. Prior to CCI’s  Emergency Clean Water Day of Action, CCI’s director...

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Anti wage theft bill SF 191 passes subcommittee, must survive funnel

We need stronger legislation that protects our workers from being ripped off by unscrupulous employers. Senator William Dotzler recently introduced Senate File 191 (companion to HF 38), a bill essential to stopping wage theft in our state.

Senate File 191 is essential to stopping wage theft in Iowa, and that is why CCI Action Fund members are working through the legislative session to make sure this bill gets far at the Statehouse this year.

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Our View: Medicaid Expansion Showdown Looms

The Senate Human Resources committee voted this week to pass Senate File 71 out of committee and on to the full Senate, setting the stage for a showdown with Governor Terry Branstad over Medicaid expansion and how to make Iowa the “healthiest state” in the nation.

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One Year After “Ag-Gag”, Senator Joe Seng Again Carries (Polluted) Water For Corporate Ag

New proposal to store manure at abandoned factory farms poses serious environmental risks to Iowa’s water quality.

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