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Enhancing Iowa’s economy

July 2, 2015 I was asked to lead a trade delegation to Taiwan in July. Taiwan is one of Iowa’s biggest markets for ag exports. more »»

 
 
 
School funding compromise breaks gridlock, ends session

June 19, 2015 The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. more »»

Student achievement, quality schools remain key sticking points

June 5, 2015 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, QUALITY SCHOOLS REMAIN KEY STICKING POINTS Adam has made it through another year at Iowa State with great grades. He is now studying journalism and media. more »»

Boosting quality in every Iowa classroom

May 20, 2015 Iowa is among the first states to create a teacher leadership system designed to boost student achievement, increase teaching expertise and raise the status of the teaching professio. more »»

Fisher-sponsored bill signed into law

May 14, 2015 On Thursday, May 7, Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) joined Governor Terry Branstad as he signed House File 585 into law. Commonly referred to as the Safe at Home Act, Rep. more »»

Court’s budget must ensure justice for all Iowans

May 13, 2015 Iowa’s court system works for all Iowans. Our Judicial Branch: • Enforces criminal laws. • Resolves civil legal disputes, thus maintaining a stable and robust business environment. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

May 1, 2015 Week 14 This Tuesday was marked by another tradition, the induction of new members to the Pioneer Lawmakers. more »»

Juvenile Home / Girls Training School gas tax, gun concerns aired at Sodders’ Listening Post

February 25, 2015 An earful about the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo topped local residents comments heard by State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) on Friday in Tama. more »»

Senator Sodders Listening Post is in Tama Friday

February 19, 2015 State Senator Steve Sodders (D- State Center) invites Tama area residents to share concerns and suggestions with him during a town hall listening post at the Tama Public Library, 401 Siegel Street,... more »»

State Rep. Fisher donates to Vining Fire Department

February 17, 2015 State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) recently donated $500 of his unused legislative expenses to the Vining Fire Department. more »»

Senator Sodders to host Listening Post in Tama

February 16, 2015 State Senator Steve Sodders (D- State Center) invites Tama area residents to share concerns and suggestions with him during a town hall listening post at the Tama Public Library, 401 Siegel Street,... more »»

Iowa Legislature- District 72 update

February 13, 2015 On Thursday the legislature heard the Condition of the Guard speech delivered by Major General Timothy Orr. more »»

Iowa needs more skilled workers to expand middle class

February 11, 2015 Iowa has a shortage of skilled workers. Employers say it’s the No. 1 obstacle to growing our economy. more »»

State Rep. Fisher reports - Week 3

February 6, 2015 Week 3 Committee work on bills is in full swing. more »»

Healthcare Day is coming at the State Capitol

February 2, 2015 The GRMC Auxiliary invites the public to participate in the annual Iowa Hospital Associationís Legislative Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25. more »»

Gas tax hike, roads, Lincoln Bridge are topics at Sodders Listening Post in Tama

January 31, 2015 “Me personally, 10 cents. Let’s do it once,” State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) said about the current move to raise motor fuel taxes in Iowa. more »»

Sodders: No Iowa Juvenile Home reopening

January 29, 2015 Even with a favorable Iowa Supreme Court decision, State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) said he does not envision the Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School for Girls in Toledo to reopen... more »»

District 72 Update

January 27, 2015 Week 2 The formalities that mark the first week have given way to committee meetings. Bills are getting filed and assigned to committees and subcommittees. We’ve gotten down to business. more »»

Iowa courts expand their success

January 24, 2015 The Chief Justice of Iowa’s Supreme Court, Mark Cady, told legislators this week that Iowans can be proud of our state’s court system, which is one of the best in the nation. more »»

District 72 Update

January 23, 2015 The 2015 Legislative Session is well underway. The first week as always is filled with tradition and formality. Monday morning we were sworn in for the 86th General Assembly. more »»

 
 

 

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