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Let's all take a journey and see what ARPA funds are being used for in some of the States for K-12 education according to plans submitted by each State's Department of Education.

@DrKarlynB @insomnochick

1/24
Highlights from Alabama's educational use of ARPA funds...

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#alpolitics

2/24
Highlights from Alaska's educational use of ARPA funds...

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#AKLeg #akpol

3/24
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Just to be clear - Schools can't enforce a mask policy for the health and safety of everyone in the building but they can tell girls they can't wear a tank top because it's distracting.
#CovidKim #iapolitics #CCDems #IA04
So this took off a bit. Just a few things. @IAGovernor has mishandled this from Day 1. The duplicity of her statements and actions is evident to anyone who looks at this with a discerning eye. /cont #CovidKim #iapolitics #CCDems #IA04
By signing this in the middle of the night, it just reinforced how little she actually cares about the well-being of the people in the state. Masks help prevent the spread and not everyone is/can be vaccinated. #CovidKim #iapolitics #CCDems #IA04
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In @RitaHartIA’s home county of Clinton County, the last county to complete its recount in the incredibly tight #IA02, where @millermeeks leads by 34 votes, according to unofficial results per @IowaSOS.
Not all counties that have completed recounts, but where county officials have yet to certify the re-canvass of votes, have reported results to @IowaSOS, including Scott County, where @RitaHartIA netted 26 votes. By that count, @millermeeks has just an 8-vote lead. #IA02
The Scott County Board of Supervisors meets Monday — the deadline for the state to certify results statewide — to receive the recount board’s report and decide whether to accept & submit recount results to @IowaSOS, including an unexplained 131-ballot discrepancy. #IA02
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1) Ever have one of those #IA "ewwww . . . " moments? @AP article on climate change sez that so-called 100th meridian line (hisoric line marking shift from the green West to brown West) has been moving east at about 3.6 miles per year. On edge of NW Iowa now. #IApolitics #IaGov
2) If "100th Meridian" moving projection is right, in about 30 years the dividing line twixt #BrownWest & #GreenWest will be in #FortDodge, #Iowa. Scratch about 90% off of the value of an acre of #FarmLand west of that line if it happens. #GlobalWarming #IaPolitics #IaGov
Many do not know that in the not too distant past, the gorgeous & unique #LoessHills of western #Iowa were sand dunes. If the #100thMeridianMovingProjection continues, they will be again. #IaPolitics #IaGov #GlobalWarming #IaLegis
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Big #Covid19 outbreak at #MtPleasant #stateprison. 170+ inmates tested positive in sweep. Bumped #HenryCounty #Covid rate form 5% to 16.4%. But no impact on in-school learning at local schools thanks to #CovidKim's ruling that prison staff& families don't get covid. #iapolitics
What's #CovidKim's rationale for not including #prison & #packingplant #Covid19 cases in school opening calcs? Cuz active tracking would quickly identify cases & quarantine cases from the sites. So why didn't #IaGov establish the program? Needed 5K trackers. Now? 300. #IaPolitics
So what's in store for poor citizens of #HenryCounty (pop 20K)? Prison is 7% of population. 340 staff + 1000+ total prisoners. Assuming that half the staff are or 2B infected it's really big & no viable tracker system. Sorry. #SOL! #IaPolitics #CovidKim
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#CovidKim Outrage du jour. @KimReynoldsIA refused 2 fund cautionary testing at nursing homes. Instead, $450K was diverted from #CARESAct to pay #IaGov staffing already paid by #IaLegis, then she hid shift! She got greedy. Folks will die. #IaPolitics #IaGov iowalabornews.com/?p=28091&link_…
Half of all #Iowa #CovidDeaths occur in #NursingHomes and #CovidKim cut testing for Nursing Homes and took the money that it could have been used for to expand her personal staff budget. #IaPolitics #IaGov @IAGovernor @IowaGOP #COVID19 #Covid19IA
#CovidKim set the stage for general destitution of #NursingHome lives by gutting travel allowances for #NursingHomeInspectors shortly after she became governor in 2017. How can you inspect nursing homes if you cannot visit them?? #NLM #NursingHomeLivesMatter #IaPolitics #IaGov
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Since @GreenfieldIowa hasn't made the effort to visit 45 Iowa counties in over 15 months of campaigning, I thought I'd do a thread celebrating these amazing communities!

First up: Adams County, where I visited Fostering Hope of SW Iowa in early January. #IASen #IAPolitics
Just last week I stopped by Allamakee County to meet with the folks at WW Homestead Dairy. Great visit! @GreenfieldIowa has never been to Allamakee County after 15 months running in the race #IASen #IAPolitics
In May, I was in Appanoose County to meet with the folks at Inhance Technologies, where they do great work to improve our ag. @GreenfieldIowa has never been to Appanoose County as a candidate in this race #IASen #IAPolitics
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🧵 I spent a couple days last week in Benton County, just west of Linn County, where people are still reeling from the #derecho.

If you thought Cedar Rapids was livid about lack of media coverage, let me tell you...I’m sorry I wasn’t there sooner.

#Iowahurricane Image
Driving thru Benton County, in some areas it seemed nearly every farm was significantly damaged, horizon dotted by blue tarps, shattered trees, crumpled grain bins, flattened corn. And that’s after a solid two weeks of Herculean cleanup efforts.

#derecho2020 #iowahurricane Image
As Steve Meyer, head off Benton County Emergency Management Commission told me, the devastation is “numbing”.

At least with a tornado you drive in & out of the damage area, he says. With the #IowaDerecho ‘it just never ends’.

#iowahurricane Image
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Is this something a #BananaRepublic strong man or a #Stalinist East European dictator would have done? Sadly, #GOP is now an empty box, filled with wishes & nostrums of #SupremeLeader. No citizen input required unless you have his ear & money. #KAG2020 msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-…
2) #Iowa now crushed by many farm disasters, some #Trump inflicted: #China grain embargo, #CornEthanol market cut by #Trump's #EPA, #Covid's hit on meat market, extreme drought & now #Derecho, which destroyed 40% of the crop. Where's the ag plank? NADA! #IaPolitics #IaSen #IaGov
3) Is this a job for @SenJoniErnst & @KimReynolds, both of whom will speak at @GOPconvention? Will they say the #Emperor has no clothes & NO commitment to #Iowa farmers after Inauguration? Or will they continue to sing his praises as #Trump walks over #Iowa? #IaPolitics #IaSen
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Breaking: Trump has not approved @IAGovernor entire disaster request. He did not approve individual assistance portion of the request. #iawx #iapolitics
Trump approved help for local & state govts — public assistance — for 16 counties, to help with debris removal & to repair/replace damaged govt infrastructure. #iawx #iapolitics
@RepFinkenauer has issued a statement regarding president’s approval of public assistance but not individual assistance for #derecho2020 victims in Iowa. #iapolitics #ia01
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In Iowa, there are approximately 264 gun deaths each year – 80% are gun suicides. An Extreme Risk Protection Order bill, HF 2367, was just introduced in the Iowa House, and would give families an important and effective tool to keep loved ones safe while in crisis. #iapolitics
.@Everytown has launched a $250,000 digital ad campaign to call on Iowa legislators to pass the extreme risk bill, and unveiled Iowa polling showing three-quarters of Iowans support its passage. And @MomsDemand volunteers showed up in force at the statehouse to support the bill.
Tell Iowa friends and family to tell their lawmakers to support HF 2367 to help prevent firearm suicides and reduce gun deaths in Iowa by giving law enforcement officers a new way to intervene when someone in crisis is a danger to themselves or others. act.everytown.org/sign/ia-extrem…
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3 hours until the @iowawingding starts and this is the scene outside. #iacaucus
.@GovernorBullock joining the pre- @iowawingding festivities. #iacaucus
.@CoryBooker rallying the troops pre- @iowawingding. “We are going to unite the country.” #iacaucus
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Nearly 39,000 votes have been tallied so far in the Fall 2018 Iowa Youth Straw Poll. Results as of now show @KimReynoldsIA ahead in #iagov race & @RodBlum with narrow lead in #IA01. #BeAVoter #iapolitics Image
In #IA02 @DrPeters4Iowa leads by 4 points and @DavidYoungIA is ahead in #IA03. #BeAVoter #iapolitics Image
In #IA04 @SteveKingIA has the lead. 84% of participants say they will #RegisterToVote when they are old enough. Live results available here: sos.iowa.gov/youth/poll/res… #BeAVoter #iapolitics Results are unscientific. Image
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Iowa's largest newspaper: vote Democratic.

"Some have argued that this election should be a referendum on Trump. We disagree. This is about Congress, which has abdicated its constitutional duty and has failed to provide a check and balance to the executive branch" #iapolitics
"Key Republicans are complicit in trying to obstruct and undermine the investigation of a foreign power’s interference in a US election.

And by their silence they have tacitly endorsed Trump’s racism, misogyny, white nationalism, divisiveness and crudity"
“In his almost 16 years in Congress, @SteveKingIA has passed exactly 1 bill as primary sponsor, redesignating a post office. He won’t debate his opponent & rarely holds public town halls. Instead, he spends his time meeting with fascist leaders in Europe and retweeting neo-Nazis”
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Hey folks: Big news out of Iowa that will have a major impact on the 2018 election. Key parts of Secretary of State Paul Pate’s voter-ID law were blocked by the state’s Supreme Court on Friday! #IApolitics 1/
Passed in 2017, this law requires Iowans to show an ID in order to cast a ballot, includes a signature-matching requirement and makes voters include a state-assigned voter-ID number on absentee-ballot request forms. 2/
No part of Pate’s voter-ID law actually improves the integrity or security of elections in the state. In fact, approximately 200,000 Iowans lack the ID necessary to vote under this new law. It’s voter suppression, plain and simple. 3/
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1) Disturbing to me in #Mueller indictments was allegation of #Russia plant of #IaCaucus #Fraud stories. That broke the back of the party in #Iowa 4 2016 cycle. Caused mass party switches to independent in some parts of #IA. Remember #DemExit? #TrumpRussia #IaPolitics #IaDem
When #DemExit on #twitter & #FB was ongoing, I had a face2face discussion in #Fairfield of voter registration changes at the #JeffersonCounty court house. There were quite a few -- a direct consequence of #Bernie people being angry cuz they had seen SM fraud stories. #IaPolitics
3) I really saw damage from #TrumpRussia #IaCaucusFraud allegations in Oct 2016 going door-to-door in #Fairfield. The #DemVoter lists were "squishy." Lots of changed parties, lots of discussion of the #IaCaucus allegations of fraud and not voting #IaDem. #Mueller #iapolitics
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