Founded in 2010

News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Iowa union boss: 2013 Legislative Session is “Opportunity to make the rich pay fair share”

Ken Sagar at Labor Temple in Mason City
Ken Sagar at Labor Temple in Mason City

Des Moines, Iowa, January 14, 2013 – As Iowa’s new legislative session convenes for the 2013 session, Iowa AFL-CIO President Ken Sagar issued the following statement:

“After years of severe budget cuts and fiscal gimmicks that have only made life harder for Iowa’s middle class and now with a budget surplus, elected leaders have an opportunity to pursue legislation that will move Iowa forward and create an economy that works for all.”

“Instead of asking the richest to pay their fair share, Governor Branstad and House Republicans continue cutting the very services that Iowans need to get back on their feet. Working families didn’t break our economy, but we’ve been stuck with the bill in the form of slashed funding for our schools, hospitals, public safety, roads and bridges, and attacks on the wages and benefits of middle class public employees. At a time when the economy continues struggling to recover and many families are still waiting for employment to pick up, Iowans need more economic security, not less. ”

“It’s time for our elected leaders to stop the attacks on working people like restricting voting rights, anti-immigration legislation, and attacks on collective bargaining that don’t rebuild our state’s economy.  The legislature needs to focus on the things that all Iowans care about: high-quality public education for our children, good jobs and wages that can support our families, expanded access to healthcare, investments to rebuild our infrastructure, and increase the minimum wage.”

The voters in Iowa sent a message at during the elections. This new session is an opportunity for Iowa to refocus and get back on track to putting more Iowans back to work, and keep our economy on the right track.”

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Even more news:


Need help with your website?
Call your local professional,
Breakthrough Web Design:
or go to

Copyright 2022 – Internet Marketing Pros. of Iowa, Inc.
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
%d bloggers like this: