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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Politically Speaking: Culver's state of state

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

Right after Iowa Gov. Chet Culver's just-concluded state of the state
speech, House Minority Leader Christopher Rants of Sioux City said he
didn't appreciate the "lecture" that ended Democrat Culver's remarks.
Culver pitched several new pieces in health care, the environment and
education, but his most extended lead-up to a point came before he
referenced changing the Iowa Right to Work law by enacting a "fair
share" aspect. That proposal -- to allow public-service employee
unions to negotiate for the right to charge a service fee to nonunion
workers -- passed last year in the Senate, but not House, and Culver
said today it would be part of creating the best work environment for
employees in the nation.

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