More than 200 protest Branstad’s pro-corporate agenda

More than 200 everyday Iowans braved winter weather conditions Tuesday to travel to the state capitol in Des Moines and protest Governor Branstad’s pro-corporate agenda during a “People First Iowa” day of action organized by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund. A 2:30pm meeting with gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is scheduled at the Henry Wallace Building Auditorium.

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More DNR funding meaningless without corresponding reforms

Although Governor Branstad continues to remain silent on the subject of more funding for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), a consensus is beginning to emerge among Iowa's policymakers and administrators that a $1.3 million increase to hire more field staff will be necessary to stave off federal action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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