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Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

June 23, 2017 The legislative session adjourned a little over a month ago. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

District 72 Update

March 30, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 23 Tuesday was Homeschool day at the capitol. The building was filled with Homeschooling families learning about their Capitol and their governmen. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

March 25, 2017 In the Legislature On Wednesday, March 15, Iowans recognized Canada Day at the Capitol. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

March 19, 2017 This was the ninth week of the legislative session. Last week was our first funnel week, meaning this week was full of debate on the Senate floor as we come up on more deadlines for bill. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

March 17, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 9, 2017 We have now moved to a period in the session where we spend considerable time in debate on bills that have passed committee. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 11, 2017 In the Legislature This week was our first funnel week and it is one of the busiest weeks we have in the legislature. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

March 8, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 2, 2017 This week is funnel week, when all individually filed bills need to be through the committee process to be eligible for floor action. more »»

Tama- Marshall Farm Bureau leaders meet with Edler

February 27, 2017 From Marshall and Tama County Farm Bureaus, Allen Burt and Rebecca Dostal, met with State Senator Jeff Edler (R-State Center) in the law library last week. more »»

Inside the Iowa House: The Special Interest Fix on Collective Bargaining

February 26, 2017 The last two weeks have been the most contentious in my 17 years in the Legislature. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 24, 2017 On Thursday the Iowa Legislature passed collective bargaining reforms for public sector employees. This legislation will update the existing Chapter 20 laws for Iowa public sector employees. more »»

District 72 Update

February 22, 2017 Week 6 was marked by considerable debate time with debate into the late evening Tuesday and Wednesday nights on House File 291, Collective Bargaining Reform. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 16, 2017 In the Senate: We are already in week five and busy with committee work. We are coming up on our first funnel wee. more »»

 
 

 

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