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Livestock farming appeals to Iowa youth

June 16, 2017 Iowa's youth continues to have a strong interest in livestock farming according to the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers (CSIF) recent survey of Iowa FFA member. more »»

Consumer Focus: Avoid the SCAMptons: Online Booking Scams

June 12, 2017 Arriving at your dream summer vacation destination without a lodging reservation would be a real nightmare. more »»

Inside the Iowa House

June 10, 2017 At the ripe old age of 26, I returned to Osceola, Iowa to be the Director of the Clarke County Office of the Iowa Department of Human Services. more »»

Ode to Our Small Town

June 8, 2017 They tore down the depot where folks rode the train, But I did not speak out. I could not complain. They tore down two dear elementary schools, But I did not speak out, it wouldn't be cool. more »»

The American Health Care Act

June 2, 2017 This month the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to fix Obamacare. more »»

Iowa Republican women

June 1, 2017 The first woman to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court was Republican Linda Kinney Neuman, who was appointed in 1986 by Republican Governor Terry Branstad. more »»

Memorial Day and the Price of Freedom

May 29, 2017 Memorial Day is at heart a community-oriented holiday. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

May 2, 2017 In this week’s newsletter I would like to reflect back at this year’s session of the Senate. As a first year senator, I can say it has been busy. more »»

District 72 Update

April 30, 2017 District 72 Update Newsletter for Thursday, April 20, 2017 We began debating the appropriations bills this week, passing the Education Appropriations and the Administration and Regulations... more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 28, 2017 In the Legislature There is less than a week left for our scheduled end of this legislative session. The 100th day is April 18. more »»

Utility-scale solar benefits Iowa

April 27, 2017 The energy landscape is continually evolving across the country and the world at an unprecedented rate. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

April 21, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, April 13, 2017 On Wednesday, April 12th, the Tama County Pork Producers generously provided a free lunch to all the folks at the capitol as a way of showcasing our county’s... more »»

The Boy Scouts?

April 19, 2017 A news release issued on April 12 by the Boy Scouts of America - Hawkeye Area Council announces a Pinewood Derby. more »»

Propane-powered school buses: Good use of VW settlement funds

April 15, 2017 Citizens of Iowa have a unique opportunity to positively impact our state’s air quality, our children’s health, and the financial health of our schools. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 14, 2017 In the Legislature This week had a lot of floor debate due to the second funnel concluding last week. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 13, 2017 In the Legislature This week we did a mix of floor debate and committee work. This was the second funnel week of the legislative session. more »»

Why is it important for educators to be continuous learners?

April 12, 2017 The pace of change we live in is staggering. Twenty years ago the main source of information for students were teachers. more »»

District 72 Update

April 8, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 30, 2017 This week was the second funnel week where individually filed policy bills have to be passed over to the other chamber to stay eligible. more »»

Toleod Community Building needs to stand

April 6, 2017 “Build upon what you have.” This sage advice rings true more than ever today it seems, in rural America’s small towns. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 1, 2017 In the Legislature Wednesday was REC Day on the Hill and I was able to meet with REC members from our community. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends in the REC industry. more »»

 
 

 

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