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On the origins of Palestinian Christians

April 15, 2018 According to Ottoman statistics, in 1914 Palestine had a population of  657,000  Muslim Arabs, 81,000 Christian Arabs, and 59,000 Jews. more »»

District 72 Update

April 13, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, April 5, 2018 As week 13 comes to a close we are beginning behind the scenes work on the budget bills and a tax reform bill, and we debated a few bills on the floor. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 12, 2018 In the Legislature This week the governor signed several bills sent to her by the Legislature, including the bill providing affordable health insurance options for Iowans, SF 2349. more »»

Vouchers are back

April 10, 2018 With just a few weeks left in session, Republican lawmakers revived their plan for private school vouchers. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 8, 2018 This week the activities in the Senate seem to be slowing just a bit. more »»

My Quixotic run for the 72nd District House seat

April 6, 2018 I once read something somewhere about how before the famous football player Brian Bosworth got famous he used to work for the Ford Motor Company. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 28, 2018 The Senate has efficiently moved bills along this week. This year’s work seems to be flowing well in the Senate. more »»

Will Iowa become a pro-growth state?

March 26, 2018 U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Iowa “best state in the nation when it comes to infrastructure, healthcare, opportunity, and education. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 23, 2018 This week Senate members started out with some disappointing news. more »»

Q & A National Ag Week

March 22, 2018 National Ag Week runs March 18-24, 2018. Senator Grassley is a lifelong family farmer and champion for Rural America in the United States Senate. more »»

District 72 Update

March 21, 2018 Week 10 of the session was the “Second Funnel”, where all policy bills in the House have to be passed on the floor and sent over to the Senate, and vice versa in the Senat. more »»

District 72 Update

March 16, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, March 8, 2018 Week 9 of the session continued with debating House bills on the floor. more »»

Balance and Fairness in New Tax Plans

March 15, 2018 Last week Republican lawmakers fast-tracked a tax bill that costs $1 billion annually and sent it over the House. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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