Minimum wage, wage theft among issues of concern to Iowa Catholics

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March 10, 2015

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) — Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City joined Archbishop Michael O. Jackels of Dubuque and Bishops Martin J. Amos of Davenport and Richard E. Pates of Des Moines in meeting with Iowa lawmakers on issues of interest to the state’s Catholics.

Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, said the meetings with lawmakers were private and while he had no specifics on what was discussed, he outlined several issues he expected had come up.

Among those, he said, are a minimum wage increase, driver’s licenses for immigrants, Education Savings Accounts, wage theft, payday loan reform and legislation to provide an ultrasound before an abortion could be performed.

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