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Sunshine Week Q & A

March 15, 2019 Q: What is Sunshine Week? A: Sunshine Week celebrates open government and freedom of information. It coincides with the anniversary of James Madison’s birth on March 16. more »»

Sunshine your fundamental right

March 13, 2019 For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your right to kno. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 8, 2019 In the Legislature This was the seventh week of the 2019 legislative session, and a week busy with subcommittee meeting. more »»

District 72 Update

March 8, 2019 Newsletter for Thursday, February 28, 2019 We are quickly approaching “Funnel Week”, which is when all policy bills need to be voted out of committee for them to be considered for further acti. more »»

Perdue reiterates need to restore original intent of S.N.A.P.

March 6, 2019 Washington, D.C.- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue reiterated during a U.. more »»

The making of an Edventure

March 1, 2019 Edventure, Iowa Valley Continuing Education’s course schedule, contains course offerings that enhance career development and deepen personal enrichment. more »»

District 72 Update

March 1, 2019 Newsletter for Thursday, February 21, 2019 As work progresses in committees we have begun to debate a few bills on the floor of the House as well. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 28, 2019 This week marked the sixth week of the 2019 Legislative session. The majority of the work has still been in subcommittee and committee as funnel week moves closer. more »»

Trade is top issue for Iowa agriculture

February 26, 2019 As we start the new year and look ahead to what we as public servants can achieve, there are a number of important issues facing Iowa’s agricultural industry where our roles on the state and federal... more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 24, 2019 In the Legislature As we moved into the fifth week of the legislative session, subcommittee work remained the primary focus while bills have been moving through the Senate. more »»

District 72 Update

February 22, 2019 Newsletter for February 14, 2019 Work continues at a fast pac. more »»

A vignette from the 1979 Iranian Revolution

February 20, 2019 In case you’ve missed it, 11 February was the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. On 14 February 1979, the U.S. more »»

How to fix home-improvement headaches

February 17, 2019 Bill creating a contractor bond would help consumers recover money-------- It’s become a familiar story: A home improvement contractor takes money from several homeowners but leaves behind nothing... more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 17, 2019 In the Legislature The attention of many Iowans was focused on the work being done in the Senate this week. more »»

The legislative priorities of Iowa’s community colleges

February 15, 2019 After the Iowa Legislature adjourns, Iowa’s Community College Presidents and Trustees review the activity of the past session and look to the future to identify issues that impact the statewide... more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 13, 2019 In the Legislature- This week we continued to run at a busy pace. more »»

Here’s what you can do about fake news before the 2020 election

February 12, 2019 In 2019, Iowans will hear the phrase “fake news” whenever a report sullies a political party or presidential hopeful. We may support or scorn candidates without knowing fact from factoi. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 11, 2019 Last week was a shortened week due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Most of the week was spent working on subcommittee assignments. more »»

Now is the time!

February 6, 2019 As a science teacher I understand that you are officially dead when your heart stops beating. more »»

Sports Betting101: What Iowa stands to gain from legal sports betting market

February 5, 2019 With Iowa’s 2019 legislative session in full swing, many policymakers have sports betting on their minds. more »»



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