Governor blasts ‘wokeness’
Iowa lawmakers are talking about adding possible legislation to an already planned special session to stop private businesses requiring employees to get COVID-19 vaccines.
But since those states stopped the extra aid, the workforce shortage remains. Workforces in the 25 states that maintained the extra federal benefits until the program expired in September have seen better workforce growth than the states that ended the extra benefits early, according to an analysis of state-by-state data by the Associated Press.
“Policymakers were pinning too many hopes on ending unemployment insurance as a labor market boost,” Fiona Greig, managing director of the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which used bank account data to study the issue, told the AP. “The work disincentive effects were clearly small.”
In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds cut off the extra benefits effective June 12.
“Now that our businesses and schools have reopened, these payments are discouraging people from returning to work,” she said at the time.
The department is trying to ease hospital reporting requirements because Iowa hospitals are facing staffing shortages, she said.
Dr. Megan Srinivas, an Iowa-based infectious disease physician and public health researcher, expressed concern about the policy change because it hampers local public health efforts and reduces transparency for the general public.
“Home county is a key factor in tracking outbreaks and enabling appropriate public health mitigation in a timely manner,” she said.
So the voters can’t be trusted, the poll workers can’t be trusted the voting machines can’t be trusted, the media can’t be trusted, Bill Barr can’t be trusted, the guy who was in charge of election security can’t be trusted, the appellate courts can’t be trusted, and the Supreme Court can’t be trusted.
But Donald Trump can be trusted.
Roll that around in your head for about 3 minutes and realize how incredibly mind-bogglingly stupid that sounds.
“Unlike so many states, Iowa’s economy stayed open, and so did Grace on Main,” Reynolds said tonight.
The Shelby County pizza place, however, is closed for the time being.
“Michael is still recovering from COVID,” read the restaurant’s update.
“Children die and to make it about a team in Sioux City, giving away an AR-15, to have some sort of connection to that is just absurd,” Bond said. “To make this a political opportunity for people who have an agenda is absurd.”