• The Teamsters Union issued a news release yesterday… multiple times by e-mail, in fact, announcing a protest to be held outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix in Shell Rock this Saturday.
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  • I've heard more people say it now than at any time in the past...is this any way to run a railroad. They're referring to our federal government and how legislation is made...or in the case of passing a federal budget, NOT made.
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  • I’ve said before that single state, special elections really don’t mean that much in terms of predicting national trends. Too often we look at such results and try to paint the nation with the same broad brush that led to the outcome in the single race.
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  • We held our municipal general elections on November 7th, and resolved remaining races subject to a runoff this past Tuesday, December 5th.
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  • Senate Republicans were unanimous yesterday in voting to allow debate on a tax reform bill. But even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noted in an interview, whether they’ll be unanimous at the end is a different story.
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  • Tomorrow is a big deadline with major implications for Iowa agribusiness.
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  • Twenty-five years ago when Bill Clinton was running for president, we had to start asking all candidates a certain question. Not the one about marital infidelity, that one came up eight years before when Gary Hart ran.
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  • The Republican majority in the Iowa Senate released a brief report Friday concerning a fact-finding investigation into sexual harassment within that part of the capitol.
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  • Yesterday in this segment, we talked about high tax states and noted that our neighbors in Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin pay some of the highest state and local taxes in the nation.
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  • All the talk about tax reform has led us to realize a few things about the system.
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