With a pandemic far from under control, Iowans are unsurprisingly concerned about the newest legislation signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds last week, that requires all school districts, public and private, have a model for 100 percent in-person learning and provide that option to parents. The debate was divided between Democrats speaking for teachers […]
Iowa families, students, and educators all want the same thing. We want to get back to school, to work, and our daily lives as soon as possible, and as safely as possible. Today the Governor made that harder by forcing schools to return to full-time in person learning whether it’s safe or not. This new […]
COVID-19 has taught us that paid leave saves jobs and saves lives. We know we need a national paid leave plan that covers all Americans.
Our leaders should be working to prevent deaths in Iowa, and slow the spread of the virus.
Iowa’s Medicaid program, along with our state budget, is already stretched to the limit and is about to break unless the federal government does its part and provides more funding for this critical program and other essential services.
This is a moment of shared national crisis. It calls for a shared national response to protect our elections, and make sure that the will of the people—all the people—is heard in November.
As a nurse, a mother and a woman, I’m extremely concerned about efforts to repeal or diminish health care coverage.
We do not prioritize life over livelihood, argues Art Cullen, and we use people of color toward that end as chattel.
It is time to give Iowans confidence that the decisions to reopen our businesses, local schools, childcare facilities, and houses of worship are based on data and common sense, not polling.
Governor Kim Reynolds is misrepresenting workers’ legal protections during the health emergency she declared.