This is why elections matter

Today’s Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) meeting is an important example of why elections matter. Today the commission - stacked most recently by Governor Branstad’s factory farm appointees – voted not to enact a long overdue ban on applying liquid [read factory farm] manure to soybean ground.

Without a doubt, whoever is elected to the statehouse Nov. 6 will have a say in the role of public oversight of factory farms.

Do you know where your statehouse candidates stand on this issue?

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