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January 20, 2018 First Week of Session The first week of session is already coming to a close. It is an honor to serve the people of District 3. more »»

District 72 Update

January 18, 2018 The second year of the 87th General Assembly gaveled into session on Monday, January 8 with great anticipation for another landmark sessio. more »»

Scaling up is the next step for water quality work

January 15, 2018 When the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was released in 2012 it was a whole new approach to addressing the important issue of water quality. more »»

What is cultural competence?

January 12, 2018 Which skills are critical to prepare students to enter the workforce or college? Strong skills in academics and technology typically top the list. more »»

We need to break our addiction to debt

January 10, 2018 Congress is currently debating a deal to increase spending caps and fund the government through the remainder of the current fiscal year before a funding stopgap expires on January 19. more »»

2017: Q & A

January 6, 2018 Q: What was the most significant achievement of the U.. more »»

On the Stump - Politcis 2018

January 4, 2018 2018 is here and that means an election year. Again. On the ballot this year are these offices and the current office holders Iowa Primary Election is June 5. Iowa General Election is Nov. more »»

Repeating the call: NOW IS THE TIME to mandate Emergency Medical Services in Iowa

January 1, 2018 -On Feb. 3, 2017, The News-Herald was awarded third place for Community Service in the 2017 Iowa Newspaper Association Contest Weekly II Division for efforts to aid in ambulance member recruitment. more »»

On the Stump: Politics 2017

December 31, 2017 Iowa Republicans put Trump, Republican Party first By Eva Mitchell Iowa Democratic Party By supporting the GOP’s reckless tax bill, Iowa Republicans showed our state where their priorities lie. more »»

Still looking for tax benefits in 2017? - Buy an electric vehicle- get a $7,500 tax credit

December 28, 2017 Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are now viable for most lifestyles and budgets with more than two dozen models now commercially available. more »»

Resources to encourage your students in STEM

December 26, 2017 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education is important because it spreads through almost every part of our lives. more »»

On the Stump: Politics 2017

December 22, 2017 •WASHINGTON? – Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reaction to tax bill: “When House Republicans say ‘Merry Christmas,’ apparently it’s only to millionaires, billionaires, and large... more »»

Project 60, Report Card, to use social media

December 21, 2017 It’s been a bit since the last column. It seems to go that way once you get past October with all of the holidays. So this column is a little bit of everything. more »»

Question and Answer: Foreign Investments

December 15, 2017 Q: Why are you calling for new oversight of foreign investments and acquisitions of U.S. companies? A: As a U.S. more »»

A cure for America’s diabetes crisis: Early education

December 13, 2017 The greatest health threat to America’s youth isn’t opioid addiction or cancer — it’s diabetes. more »»

Drug makers are leading the way on research and development

December 8, 2017 Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s diseas. more »»

Question & Answer: Federal Judiciary

December 1, 2017 Q: How is the federal judiciary unique from the legislative and executive branches of government? A: Our nation’s founders designed the three branches of the federal government with the premise... more »»

Right back in business on license plates

December 1, 2017 Not too long ago the State of Iowa restricted what could be included on vehicle license plates. more »»

Drug makers are leading the way on research and development

November 29, 2017 Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s diseas. more »»



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