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It is a busy time at the Iowa Capitol.
Two things NEED your attention!
ITEM 1: RAW MILK
Your Milk is NONE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS!
HSB 131 and SF 77 are re-introduced bills in the 2013 legislative session, which provide Iowans freedom to purchase milk directly from Iowa farmers, regardless of pasteurization and additional processing.
It is a pity that this is something we even need to fight for…But it is time to tell the Legislature just exactly how we feel about the regulation of raw-milk.
A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30AM, to consider HSB 131 and SF 77. A strong and clear message from the voters is the only thing which will compel politicians to respect our freedom.
Regardless of whether or not you–yourself–consume raw-milk, supporting this legislation advances measures and ideals toward a complete Iowa agricultural liberation.
Call to Action:
1) Contact members of the House Local Government Committee and tell them to support HSB 131
Rep. Art Staed (D)
Rep. Matt Windschitl (R)
Rep. Larry Sheets (R)
Rep. Phyllis Thede (D)
Rep. Jake Highfill (R)
You can find the complete House Local Government Committee here
2) Contact members of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee and tell them to support SF77
Sen. Sandy Greiner (R)
Sen. Tod Bowman (D)
Sen. Joe Seng (D)
3) If you can, attend the Hearing at 7:30 on February 27th. The meeting will be held in the Judiciary Room 103 at the Iowa Capitol. 1007 East Grand Ave. Des Moines.
The Legislature is ignoring the majority of Iowans that are fed up with traffic cameras!
Banning the use of traffic cameras is a paramount concern of Liberty Iowa this legislative session. While over 50% of Iowans support the ban, the Legislature has not given this issue the attention it deserves.
Currently, S.F. 19 (a bill calling for the prohibition of traffic cameras in Iowa) has been assigned to a subcommittee, but has been ignored by our so-called political leaders.
Senators Danielson, Beall, and Behn form the transportation subcommittee for S.F. 19.
While the Senate does not seem eager to consider an all out ban on these tyrannical devices, it remains important for them to know that you and I won’t accept anything less.
Call to Action:
1) Contact the Senate Transportation Committee urging them to schedule a meeting time for the subcommittee to consider S.F. 19 immediately.
2) Sign this petition to be provided to the General Assembly, and wherever applicable, expressing your uncompromising disgust with the computerized police state.
Keep up the pressure and let the politicians know that there will be consequences for disregarding our freedom.
Why the Investors Express Track for a Gambling Election?
Speculation – Who will run the train wreck and can pay the fare?
Speculation – Cedar Rapids Station will be where?
Don’t whistle brakes
For Linn County Gambling??
The Real Deal
“Jennalyn Schilke started going to Station casinos at age 7, romping in the Kids Quest child centers while her parents went to the casino floors.
Now 23, she’s still a Station regular. You can often find her playing the slots at Station’s Fiesta Henderson.”
Only a fool would bet a Cedar Rapids casino will draw “1million tourists” a year. Cedar Rapids will never be destination station. A Cedar Rapids Gambling Station will prey on locals for generations to come.
Teach your children well with
Linn County Gambling
Just do the research on the players on both sides and make your own choices!
Local governments have taken the bait
A 20 year monopoly on casino gambling in Linn County
A 3% minimum required by law return to the community
City owned real estate for their casino at an undetermined amount
Steve Gray and the Casino Gang say it is all about jobs, fun and entertainment
“A Cedar Rapids attorney was disbarred this week for taking $800,000 from client accounts that was used for her “gambling addiction,” according to disbarment documents filed Wednesday with the Iowa Supreme Court.”
If tragedy is the entertainment you crave, you will get it with
Is it me or is there always some kind of ‘special election’ going on in Cedar Rapids, Iowa?
I voted in favor of the first Local Option Sales Tax but after seeing the money go for things that tax money should have already covered, instead of gong for what the taxpayers intended for it to be used for, rebuilding flood damaged homes, property tax relief, and property acquisitions. I worked closely with the opposition to defeat the extension.
What do the ‘Vote Yes Linn County‘ campaign and the ‘Vote Yes Local Option Sales Tax‘ have in common? Backers, supporters, people who are good at going out and getting signatures on a petition but have no skill at all at getting people to vote or to care enough to vote.
Ninety percent of the information about the investors has been disclosed. The location of the casino has been revealed and if the voters will allow it, a casino will be built in the flood zone on the west bank in Downtown Cedar Rapids.
One thing is for certain. People like to gamble and they will travel great distances to do so. The other casinos have made it difficult for the grassroots opposition in this election. In my opinion., the grassroots opposition, that has beat the last two Local Option Sales Tax elections with very little money, is split in this election.
Even the moral arguments surrounding gambling are being argued. Would another casino saturate the state or would it cause the outside casinos to fold? Perhaps it would create payout through competition we won’t know until the election is over and the Racing and Gaming Commission goes over the license.
If I were the gambling type, and I am not, I would bet that the casino proposal will pass in Linn County given the argument and resistance coming from outside casinos.
The land the investors propose was purchased through the “voluntary property acquisition” with Community Development Block Grant money after the 2008 flood. Seems convenient to me that nearly the whole west bank was wiped clean to make way for the “Preferred Plan” and that the plan could include a casino.
To visit the website describing how the city property was purchased click here: http://crgis.cedar-rapids.org/CR-Progress/FlexViewer/index.html
Even if the casino measure is passed it still has to go up against another barrier at the state level. For me, it’s just another way for the government to partner up with the local elites to profit off of the people. On the surface, it sounds like it might be a good idea, but the devil is in the details. If the casino measure doesn’t pass it won’t be the end of the world for Cedar Rapids but it might put an end to the special elections, at least for a while.