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Mother's Day- Sunday, May 14

May 11, 2019 Mother's Day 2019... more »»

We have adjourned, Sine Die, which means “without a time certain”

May 8, 2019 Newsletter for Thursday, April 27, 2019 Thursday, we dealt with the final passage of House File 546, the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) bill that extends this 1% sales tax for schoo... more »»

The journey toward success

May 7, 2019 The meaning of the word “success” depends greatly on the individual and his/her circumstances. more »»

Celebrate Iowa School Board “superheroes” this May

May 3, 2019 DES MOINES- The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) invites communities to celebrate and thank their local school board superheroes during School Board Recognition Month, May 1-31, 2019. more »»

District 72 Update

May 1, 2019 Newsletter for Thursday, April 25, 2019 By the time you read this we may well not only be done with week 15, but done for the entire session. We are working hard to finish by Saturday, April 27. more »»

Protecting vulnerable seniors through Congressional oversight

April 30, 2019 Last month, I held a hearing on the abuse occurring in nursing homes. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 26, 2019 In the Legislature We are fourteen weeks into the legislative session, leaving us with only two weeks until the scheduled end of session. more »»

District 72 Update

April 24, 2019 Newsletter for Thursday, April 18, 2019 Week 14 of the session is done. The first year of a General Assembly is officially scheduled for 110 calendar days counting all 7 days of the week. more »»

Property taxes need accountability and transparency

April 21, 2019 Many Iowans were shocked by their recent property assessments and concerned about the effect property tax bills. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 19, 2019 In the Legislature After last’s week legislative deadline for bills, week thirteen included more floor debate. We remain focused on our budget work while we continue to pass bills out of the Senat. more »»

Why the Middle East is a disaster

April 18, 2019 Those who blame Iran for meddling in and destabilizing the Middle East apparently have not listened to General Wesley Clark’s remarks from “A Time to Lead” speech he gave at the Commonwealth Club of... more »»

Tax Day

April 15, 2019 April 15... more »»

April 15

April 15, 2019 The day of the year. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 13, 2019 In the Legislature This was the twelfth week of the 2019 legislative session and budget bills have started moving in both chambers. The first budget bill passed off the floor of the Senate this week. more »»

District 72 Update

April 11, 2019 Newsletter for Thursday, April 4, 2019 Friday, April 5, was the second funnel date where Senate bills must get approval from at least one House committee. more »»

10 Strange and Wacky Taxes Throughout History

April 10, 2019 As the old Ben Franklin quote goes, Only two things are certain in life: death and taxes, and with Tax Day right around the corner, most of us are thinking about the latter. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 5, 2019 In the Legislature Week eleven finished in the Iowa Senate this week, leaving just over a month left until the scheduled end of the legislative session. more »»

Abolishing the Electoral College would be devastating to Iowa

April 5, 2019 When I hear politicians talk about abolishing the Electoral College, it immediately makes me think about the impact on the state of Iowa. It would be devastating. more »»

District 72 Update

April 3, 2019 Newsletter for Thursday, March 28, 2019 We continued with debate this week as the next funnel looms large in our minds as we press for our bills to come to the floor. more »»



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