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Honor school board members during May

May 16, 2018 May is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor more than 2,000 locally elected school board members for their dedication to children and schoo. more »»

America’s Leaders Need to Wake Up and Do a Better Job Competing With China

May 11, 2018 Tariffs aren’t the only issue on the table when it comes to U.S.-China relations. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

May 9, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, May 3, 2018 Week 17 was marked by more debate on budget bills and the debate on a bill to ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected. more »»

On the Stump: Politics 2018

May 4, 2018 State Rep. more »»

Cancer Research Saves Lives

May 4, 2018 Q: Why did you join the effort to designate May as National Cancer Research month? A: Receiving a cancer diagnosis delivers an emotional punch to millions of American families who quickly pin... more »»

Session goes into overtime

May 3, 2018 The 2018 Legislature was scheduled to adjourn on Tuesday, April 17 but it won’t happen anytime soon. more »»

General aviation a boon to Ames

May 2, 2018 With a growing network of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators, Ames is quickly becoming an innovation center in the Midwest. more »»

Federal investment in agricultural research Essential: Iowa State University Part of Effort Telling Stories of Discovery

May 1, 2018 AMES -A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research launched in Washington, D.C., bringing together Iowa State University with15 other public and private universities. more »»

Newsletter for Thursday, April 19

April 27, 2018 Week 15 again was a week marked by behind the scenes work on budget bills and very little floor action. We anticipate that budget bills will be eligible for debate early next week. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 25, 2018 Our last official day was on Tuesday, our one-hundredth day. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

April 20, 2018 In the Legislature This week Governor Reynolds signed Senate File 2177. It is an important bill for consumers and Iowans who have been affected by security breache. more »»

District 72 Update

April 18, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, April 12, 2018 Week 14 saw a significant slow down on the floor of the House as we dealt with background work on budget and tax reform issues ahead of introducing those bills. more »»

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 »»



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