Christine -- This is horrible! What do you mean by retroactive? Does Iowa Senate File 538 claw back past payments? Cut providers off from Medicaid for past use of those billing codes? Does it totally drop those providers from the Medicaid program?
I'll go read this bill when I can -- clients in a moment to see.
Okay -- quick look -- seems already signed by the governor but not in force yet. Is this tied-up in court?
@christinegrothe #psychology #counseling #socialwork #psychotherapy @psychotherapist @psychotherapists @psychology @socialpsych @socialwork @psychiatry #mentalhealth #psychiatry #healthcare #psychologytoday #iowa #ACA #APA #NASW
The Driftless Area, a unique region of the #Midwest, extending through #Illinois, #Wisconsin, #Iowa, and #Minnesota. Unlike its surroundings, the Driftless Area was NOT flattened by glaciers during the Ice Age. The reason is its karst geology: limestone's great drainage meant that as a glacier approached the area, it would lose its lubricating subglacial water mass, preventing further approach. It is the last remnant of ancient terrain, surrounded by topography only thousands of years old.
https://www.lovenba.com/1216339/ #4 Purdue vs Iowa Highlights | NCAA Men’s Basketball | 2023 College Basketball #2023CollegeBasketball #Basketball #BasketballHighlights #BasketballVideos #CollegeBasketball #CollegeBasketball2023 #CollegeBasketballHighlights #DukeBasketball #Iowa #NcaaBasketball #Purdue #PurdueVsIowa #PurdueVsIowaHighlights
“The right to speak and the right to read are inextricably intertwined.” So declare the #plaintiffs in the second lawsuit filed challenging Iowa’s new ban on certain #library #books and #classroom #materials.
“They’ve been waging an all-out war on American democracy, and becoming more and more extreme and repressive. If you put me back in the White House, that reign will be over and America will be a free nation once again.”
— Donald Trump, December 2, 2023, at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“Our mission of connecting authors and their stories to readers around the world contributes to the free flow of ideas and perspectives that is a hallmark of American Democracy"
I guess there is something to be said for having an identity you never deviate from. #iowa
For anyone wondering why #Iowa is in the Big 10 championship game when they obviously don't belong, rest assured it's a genuine aberration. The Big 10 West is bad so to win the Big 10 West you have to be just good enough to be less awful than everyone else in the Big 10 West, who are super super bad.
You know that old sportsism where you "play just well enough to win." Iowa sort of did that through most of the season but even the games they won they very much played just well enough to lose, they just HAPPENED to play someone who played just bad enough to lose to someone who played FOR-REAL bad enough to lose. Watching Iowa Hawkeye football games this year was definitely like watching a team lose over and over again as the result of playing horrible football, they just TECHNICALLY won of a few of those.
Well at least #Iowa fans will be able to move on from 'not a fair catch;" replaced now with 'not a fumble recovery.'
ME, OSTENSIBLY AN #IOWA HAWKEYE "FAN" OWING TO FAMILY LEGACY BOLLOCKS AND GENERAL LOCATION OF MY BIRTH, WATCHING IOWA HAWKEYE FOOTBALL: You guys are bona fide dogshit and everyone should hate you.
If #Iowa had an actual offense it wouldn't be an issue so I guess it's a nice easy deflection away from what really hurts.
I've been surprised at the number of #iowa people I love and normally respect who can't let go of the invalid fair catch signal debacle... that was well over a month ago. Time to move on people.
Local newspaper says #Iowa playing for Big Ten Title. Honestly, I think they're just playing for some level of self-respect.
#PenguinRandomHouse, alongside the #IowaStateEducationAssociation (#ISEA), four #bestselling #authors, and five #plaintiffs from #Iowa, have joined #LambdaLegal and the #ACLUofIowa in challenging Iowa's controversial #SF496.
Their #federal #lawsuit that seeks to overturn the #bookban #provisions of the #AntiLGBTQ law which is accused of #silencing #LGBTQ+ #students by #banning #books containing #sexual or #LGBTQ+ #content.
"The nation’s largest publisher and several bestselling authors…are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging #Iowa’s new law that bans public school #libraries and classrooms from having practically any book that depicts sexual activity."
* The Iowa law contains an exception for religious books.
* Under current law, an Iowa 16 year old is old enough to consent to sex but not old enough to read about it in school.
Penguin Random House and bestselling authors sue #Iowa over school book-banning law
"Penguin Random House, authors sue Iowa education administrators over book ban"
"The country’s largest publisher and four bestselling authors are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday against Iowa’s law that bans public school libraries and classrooms from having nearly any book that depicts sexual activity.
Penguin Random House and authors...parents, educators and the Iowa State Education Association, filed the legal action Thursday..."
The Mount Ayr Public Library at dusk (5:10 pm). This Carnegie Library opened in 1917.
"DeSantis-Linked Super PAC Uses Out-of-Context Quotes to Label Hillary Clinton As Haley’s ‘Role Model’"
"The ad also says...'Nikki’s not who she says,' but the comments it refers to are no secret. In numerous interviews over the years, Haley — a former governor of South Carolina...has told the story of how something Clinton said long ago about not listening to naysayers convinced Haley to first run for public office in South Carolina."
Drier than the Dust Bowl: Iowa, facing more drought, preps for water shortages
In historically water rich #Iowa, cracks in #water availability are beginning to show as the state enters its fourth year of #drought, the longest stretch in two decades. With dwindling rivers, lakes and aquifers, some water utilities are taking emergency action to keep water flowing from customers’ taps.
The Guardian: Iowa woman guilty of stuffing ballot box in husband’s Congress nomination race
“The wife of a north-western Iowa county supervisor was convicted on Tuesday of a scheme to stuff the ballot box in her husband’s unsuccessful race for a Republican nomination to run for Congress in 2020.”
So much projection, hypocrisy.
"Prosecutors say [Kim Phuong] Taylor took advantage of other Vietnamese immigrants by illegally filling out election forms and ballots."
It is unlikely to make national news, but it should.
Kim Phoung Taylor — wife of #Iowa #Republican Jeremy Taylor — was found #guilty of 52 #criminal counts of 'false voting information', 'fraudulent registration' , and 'fraudulent voting' linked to the 2020 primary.
Surprise, surprise, surprise! Yet another Republican busted for voter fraud. 🤔
#Iowa is the only state with a rising cancer rate. It is second in cancer incidence to Kentucky, tobacco central. Iowa is among the top four states in infant mortality, up there with Mississippi and leads the nation in childhood respiratory illness. We are second to Wisconsin in drinking.
In preparation for a campaign speech by Donald Trump in Fort Dodge, Iowa, this man summoned great courage to perform his Yoda impersonation and say:
**THE DARK SIDE IS STRONG IN BIDEN**
**AND THE FORCE IS STRONG IN TRUMP!**
My weird quota for the day complete, I will forgo listening to old Residents records or rewatching Jodorowsky's *El Topo*.😱
Des Moines Register: "Iowa's Proposed Rules on Banning Books In Schools Are Out. Here's What You Should Know" & More Headlines https://www.infodocket.com/2023/11/15/bing-chat-is-now-microsoft-copilot-to-better-compete-with-chatgpt-iowas-proposed-rules-on-banning-books-in-schools-are-out-heres-what-you-should-know-more-headlines/ #libraries #publiclibraries #bookbans #Iowa
1h 38m: "By 1920, 40% of 'small family farms' in #Iowa were share croppers and tenants."
Towns in Mid-America are facing #water shortages as they grapple with a multiyear #drought. Caney in southeast #Kansas and two towns in #Iowa have very limited water supplies.
#art #history - quick, scribbly ode to madame seberg on what /should/ have been her 85th birthday.
in the event you don't know how cool a human she was, i present the key evidence to illustrate my point as adjunct posts below. happy jean day!
#jeanSeberg #iowa #france #nouvelleVague #activist #film #cinema #illustration
"Moms for Liberty (M4L), a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated extremist group that promotes book bans in schools and opposes LGBTQ visibility in education, suffered stinging losses in school board races across the country Tuesday night." In Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia …. Unsurprisingly, Alaska (Sarah Palin country) was the standout here.
~ Carl Gibson
"Moms for Liberty chapters across lowa endorsed 13 candidates in the 2023 school board races. Out of the 13, a single candidate won in the 135
school district; a rural district with fewer than 1000 students."
~ Keenan Crow as cited by Charlie Sykes
Parts of #Iowa, #Nebraska, and New York could see the #northernlights Sunday night.
#Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to endorse Ron #DeSantis for president https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/iowa-gov-kim-reynolds-endorse-ron-desantis-president-rcna123595
Experts say the cause is Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD. The disease cannot infect humans, but spreads between deer through culicoides midges: small, mosquito-like flies that bite animals to feed on blood.
My cousin and her wife, nearly lifelong residents of #Iowa and two of the nicest, most giving people you could ever meet, have found new gigs in Duluth, MN, and will be relocating because they would prefer not to be unpersoned by the dogshit medieval MAGAocracy in Des Moines. Congrats to them and, since they're too nice to say it, Iowa has exhaustively earned the exodus of its best people and can get fucked.
#Iowa's quarterback is named Deacon Hill, which is dumb because Deacon Hill should obviously be an embittered private investigator who puts up a nihilist tough-guy front to compensate for the fact that a dame named Astrid once pulled his heart out of his chest and used it as an ashtray.
- 9 upcoming #Hispanic Heritage Month festivals
- what's the best part of #fall?
- Avery interviews Iowa/#ISU tailgaters (wait til 0:43)
Tall Goldenrod and Tall Boneset with Little Bluestem grass in the background in the Hillside Prairie.
This tree is a Meader American persimmon about 30 feet tall. It’s about 28 years old, planted as a bare-root sapling. It took at least a dozen years to begin producing fruit, but it has produced good crops every year since. The fruits are medium-sized and have good flavor (my opinion!). Single tree, no nearby pollinators. #iowa #fruit #gardening #nativeplants
no. bad. news!
This week in Positively #Iowa:
- a cat who spent his whole life in an Iowa shelter is adopted
- Iowa's fastest-growing company gives back
- Iowans honored for their tireless community activism
#Iowa native and current #Hollywood writer-on-strike Romen Borsellino talks about what strikers want, why he's getting all his meals from Drew Carey, and how people back home can support the #strike (mostly: don't buy the studios' PR spin)
Also, several cities have had school board meetings turned into shouting matches. At one, an audience member threatened board members with, “We know where you live!”
Small town public librarians have been run out if town for having books in the library that reflect diversity.
-help strikers in #Newton and #Eldridge
-#Iowa's child #labor rollbacks ARE illegal
-Liz on our OB-GYN shortage
& more: https://mailchi.mp/iowastartingline/welcome-to-starting-lines-relaunched-iowa-newsletter-12652436?e=8286c291d3
So you receive threats of violence and intimidation… and then YOU are punished with exclusion because of safety issues. This reaction seems to reward the people making the threats.
I’m a 5-12 #BandDirector in Eastern #Iowa. Follow lots of #Mac/#Apple news, blogs, and podcasts. Interested in digital #productivity, #automation, and the like (think #OmniFocus). Also a devout (if very flawed) #lcms #lutheran. #Tuba is my primary