Senators Play a Friendly Game of Softball at Craig Lang Confirmation Hearing

Craig Lang, former president of the Farm Bureau, has been appointed by Governor Branstad to another six-year term as president of the Iowa Board of Regents. Lang’s agenda in his controversial first term on the Board of Regents has been to politicize this position and run our public universities as if they are private corporations — and if he is confirmed to another term, you can be sure he’ll continue taking Iowa down this failed path. And let’s not forget that Lang is best friends with Bruce Rastetter, his partner in crime on the Regents and the man behind the AgriSol Tanzania project that dragged ISU’s name through the mud. The Senate has to confirm Lang’s appointment, so today CCI members were up at the Capitol as the Education committee brought Lang in to answer some questions. This was the perfect opportunity to grill Lang on how he and his corporate cronies are trying to make as much money off of Iowa’s public universities as possible...

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Iowa Workforce Opportunities Act introduced

Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad introduced Iowa's very own DREAM Act - named the Iowa Workforce Opportunities Act (IOWA Act).

Labeled House File 2192, the bill would allow all Iowa high school students, regardless of immigration status, qualify for in-state tuition. Here's how it works and why we support the IOWA Act.

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The good and the bad: legislation we’re tracking

We want legislators to pass bills that put people first before polluters, politics and profits. That's why our staff and supporters monitor bills at the Iowa Statehouse – both good and bad – to let you know when your call or email can have the biggest impact possible.

Here is the list of good and bad bills we'll be tracking this session.

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