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In support of President Obama

August 3, 2012 Rural Iowans for Obama Steering Committee. more »»

Q & A: Regulatory Reform and Job Creation

July 27, 2012 Q: How significant is the burden of federal regulations on economic activity? A: According to a recent Gallup survey, small-business owners in the United States are most likely to say that complying... more »»

Tapping the ADA generation workforce

July 27, 2012 At a recent field hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in Cedar Rapids, a new generation of Iowans living with disabilities described their high expectations to... more »»

Fan or follower

July 22, 2012 I recently read an online solicitation from a “church growth specialist” promising that I could double, or triple my churches attendance in as little as 90 days. more »»

Q & A ON: Fast and Furious

July 12, 2012 Q&A: On Fast and Furious With U.S. more »»

In Iowa’s Interest: Exploring Bullying Prevention Policies

June 13, 2012 All children deserve equitable access to a free, public education. Yet, each day, countless students across the country and right here in Iowa are denied that access because they are bullie. more »»

Q&A: On a Budget Framework

June 8, 2012 Q: What is required of Congress in making a budget plan? A: The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 says Congress should annually adopt a budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year and at least the... more »»

Trials and testing

June 3, 2012 I recently attended a funeral of two great saints of God. Each had lived very long lives. One had lived to an age of 100 years and the other to an age of 10. more »»

State funding for community colleges: What does it mean?

May 25, 2012   The legislative session for 2012 has now closed. Not to anyone’s surprise, funding for education was a critical topic of discussion and compromise. more »»

The Truth about Postal Reform

May 19, 2012 Now that US Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing US Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. more »»

Bullying the farm kid

May 16, 2012 It’s a parent’s nightmare; seeing your child bullied for standing up for his lifestyle or what he believe. more »»

The Truth about Postal Reform

May 14, 2012 Now that US Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing US Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. more »»

National School Board Recognition Week May 6-12

May 10, 2012 Everyone should join school systems throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Iowa’s annual School Board Member Recognition Week May 6-1. more »»

“Sowing the Seeds for Success” of their students

May 6, 2012 Volunteer school board members spend thousands of hours each year analyzing budgets, monitoring student achievement data, adopting effective policies and making key decisions to ensure that each... more »»

Role of the State of Iowa Long Term Care Ombudsman

May 4, 2012 I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself - I am Deanna Clingan-Fischer, a lawyer, an advocate, and the current State of Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman. more »»

Iowa Valley: Long-term partner to Workforce Development

May 2, 2012 Iowa’s local workforce infrastructure is designed with partnerships between locally identified partners and Iowa Workforce Development. more »»

“It’s time to plant corn”

April 25, 2012 Greetings from under the Golden Dome,  This is the time of year at the Capitol when the tea leaves become particularly hard to read. more »»

The approaching fiscal Armageddon

April 18, 2012   President Barack Obama recently proposed a new budget of $3.8 trillion, which includes tax increases as well as additional economic stimulus money. more »»

Finishing the state budget

April 15, 2012 It happens every session – the Legislature reaches a point where everyone is concerned about the budget. more »»

ICBA and Lincoln Savings Bank: Go Local During Community Banking Month

April 13, 2012 April is Community Banking Month, and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Lincoln Savings Bank are encouraging consumers and small business owners to Go Local by banking locally... more »»

 
 

 

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