This Sunday The Des Moines Register ran an editorial which omitted facts relevant to the argument the Register presented. Republicans in the Iowa House have voted on at least five occasions to have all state employees, including legislators, contribute at least $100 a month towards their own health insurance.
Those votes took place on H-1735 in 2009 and on HF 45, H-1097, SF 209 and HF 697 in 2011. Republicans also voted to reduce their own pay in 2009 on H-1734. The Register conveniently left these facts out of the editorial. Click here to see the full article.
Below are the page numbers to votes in the journal:
Vote to cut our pay:
- H-1734 to SF 478, 4-25-09, HJ 2068
Votes on health insurance: