U.S. Counties and Zip Codes, 2015. Credit: Paula Scher.

If they get thrown in jail, somebody pays to get them out. There has to be something to deter them from that.

Arizona's Republican-led Senate votes to approve a bill that will allow police to arrest anyone attending or involved in the planning of a protest that later ends up damaging property.
↩︎ Arizona Capitol Times
Feb 27, 2017

Iowa Republicans think you're making too much money if you earn $10.10 an hour

The Iowa governor and statehouse, controlled by Republicans for the first time in a decade, are fighting to prevent cities and counties from setting their own minimum wages, pushing legislation that would require adherence to the state minimum wage—$7.25—across the board.

Feb 27, 2017

The Koch Brothers—aka, elected officials who are not beholden to anyone—are successfully targeting workers' rights all over the country.

In many of the states now in full Republican control—namely Kansas, Missouri, and New Hampshire—Republicans are targeting unions, largely at the behest of Koch-linked groups.

“We’re not anxious to be in a state where they have that much political muscle, the unions do, organized labor does,” said Woody Cozad, a lobbyist in Missouri, previewing the Right to Work bill scheduled for next week.

(The bill is now pending Gov. Eric Greitens's signature.)

Feb 27, 2017
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