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Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 14, 2018 We had another busy week in the Senate. As we move ever closer to the second funnel legislators are busy ensuring priority bills keep afloat in the legislative process. more »»

Northey to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - His Letter to Iowans

March 12, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner on Tuesday night, March 13. more »»

District 72 Update

March 10, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, March 1, 2018 Week 8 of the session continued with debating House bills on the floor, and we began moving Senate bills that had been sent over through the House committe. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 9, 2018 This week activity in the Senate was once again historic! The list of bills included bold tax relief, judicial reform, and the heartbeat bil. more »»

On the Stump: Politics 2018

March 8, 2018 The filing deadline for state and federal offices to be on the ballot in the June 5 Iowa Primary is March 16. more »»

Iowa rated No. 1 State In The Nation

March 7, 2018 Iowa is the Number 1 state in the country, according to a new study from U.S. News & World Report. Gov. Kim Reynolds appeared on CBS This Morning on Feb. more »»

District 72 Update

March 5, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, Feb. 22 Week 7 of the session was marked by a shift from committee work to floor debate with dozens of bills passing on the floor this week. more »»

Adult Basic Education improves skills, changes lives

March 3, 2018 Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and found it difficult to read and understand menus or street signs? Was it impossible to communicate with the locals? Believe it or not, there are people... more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 1, 2018 This week brings an end to the first funnel. The amount of bills run through committee in the last two weeks has been significant. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 26, 2018 This week brings an end to the first funnel. The amount of bills run through committee in the last two weeks has been significan. more »»

Parents have the loudest voices

February 25, 2018 In my role with Central Rivers Area Education Agency, I get a front row seat to the hard work our local teachers and administrators are doing every day. more »»

More School Closings on the Way?

February 23, 2018 My mother had taught in country schools and was dead set against me attending one. more »»

District 72 Update

February 21, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, February 15, Week 6 of the session was “Funnel Week”, where all policy bills must be passed by their respective committees in order to stay eligible for consideration this... more »»

Changes in Iowa noted in new publication

February 20, 2018 AMES- To say Iowa’s demographic, cultural and social makeup has changed over the last decade would be to state the obvious. more »»

A balanced education

February 16, 2018 It’s said that the key to a healthy lifestyle comes from balance. Good eating habits along with exercise and plenty of rest have a bigger impact on a person’s health when combined. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

February 14, 2018 Week five is coming to a close. Legislators have been extremely busy trying to get constituent bills through committee to meet funnel requirements. The funnel deadline is next Friday. more »»

Iowa spending jumps $1.3 billion since 2008

February 14, 2018 The Iowa legislature has understandably been undertaking the difficult process of de-appropriations since the session began. more »»

Become an offcial- stay connected to high school sports

February 11, 2018 They don’t make the headlines. Their names are not in the box scores. They don’t make the all-star teams. But some of the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest official. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

February 11, 2018 This week the bulk of our work was again focused on moving bills through subcommittees on to the full standing committee. more »»

Inside the Iowa House

February 10, 2018 Over the last year, I’ve traveled to every corner of the state to listen and learn what’s important to Iowans. more »»



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