Category Archives: Issues

Primary issues in which Fawkes-Lee & Ryan are involved

Rock The Boat

Sometimes you win; sometimes you lose; and sometimes you win losing. The latter is what happened to Lead Is Poison Coalition (LIP-C) on Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015. ARC 2087C is a proposed rule (Intended Action) that amends “the season … Continue reading

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Iowa Made a Costly Mistake

ne hundred dollars is still a lot of money to a large group of Iowans. Continue reading

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Taxing Road Trips

When my children were young, we took road trips around Iowa. Gas was cheap—about 89.9 cents a gallon, so it was an inexpensive way for a single mother on a fixed income to give her children mini vacations.   We went … Continue reading

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Picture This

My husband had a brief torrid affair.  He is deeply remorseful and promised it would never happen again.  You see, my long absences combined with the attention of a young, beautiful woman with sparkling eyes and legs that went on … Continue reading

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A Proposal for Improvement

There is a growing movement for sentencing reform, specifically the need for eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Three bishops, representing a religious coalition, wrote an op-ed in the Des Moines Register directed at Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, … Continue reading

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Deranged

This is not the first time that the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) was under fire for the mismanagement of the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Continue reading

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