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Sodders gives overview of Iowa Legislative session at Jan. 25 Tama Listening Post

February 1, 2013 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) conducted his first listening posts of the 2013 legislative session in Tama County on Friday, Jan. 25, with meetings in Tama and Traer. more »»

Improving mental health, public safety

January 31, 2013 Many Iowans and organizations have volunteered their time and expertise to guide the work of the Legislature as we look for ways to better help those in need of mental health and disability service. more »»

Staying in touch this session

January 25, 2013 The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday. more »»

News-Herald Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators: Week 2

January 25, 2013 During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to the Tama County delegation: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and State representative Dea... more »»

Expanding Iowa’s middle class is top 2013 priority 

January 21, 2013  The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature began on Monday, January 14.  State Senator Steve Sodders (State Center) said his top priority is expanding Iowa’s middle class. more »»

State Rep. Fisher Takes Oath

January 19, 2013 Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) is signing his oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 85th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol. more »»

State Rep. Dean Fisher on House Committees

December 27, 2012 DES?MOINES- Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) has appointed Representative-elect Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) as Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources committe. more »»

Focus on education in Iowa Senate, House legislative forum

October 18, 2012 It was billed as an “hour-long.” The stage held six local politicians vying for three seats in the Iowa Legislature on Nov. 6 The moderator was veteran Iowa Public TV newsman Dean Borg. more »»

Jane Jech is endorsed by Iowans for Tax Relief PAC

October 16, 2012 Iowans for Tax Relief PAC has endorsed Jane Jech of Marshalltown for State Senator. more »»

NFIB Endorses Dean Fisher for State Rep. District 72

October 15, 2012 The National Federation of Independent Business, Iowa’s leading small business association, announces its endorsement of Dean Fisher in his bid for election to the Iowa House. M. more »»

“It’s time to plant corn”

April 25, 2012 Greetings from under the Golden Dome,  This is the time of year at the Capitol when the tea leaves become particularly hard to read. more »»

Finishing the state budget

April 15, 2012 It happens every session – the Legislature reaches a point where everyone is concerned about the budget. more »»

EPA rules and farms

April 7, 2012 Greetings from under the Golden Dome,  Action here at the State House becomes strange this time of year. Erratic may be a better ter. more »»

Wrage seeks Democratic nomination for District 72 State Representative

March 29, 2012 Nathan Wrage of rural Gladbrook has announced that he will run for the Democratic nomination for State Representative in House District 72. more »»

Rielly won’t seek third Iowa Senate term

March 9, 2012 State Senator Tom Rielly (D-Oskaloosa) announced Tuesday he will not seek a third term in the Iowa Senate. more »»

Highway safety

March 1, 2012 Greetings from under the dome,  If you’ve ever had to pull over on the shoulder of a busy highway, you know how dangerous it can be. more »»

It’s all about money

February 23, 2012 This next week is known as “funnel week”, which means that those policy bills that involve funding need to be out of committee next week. more »»

Gas Tax Bill

February 21, 2012   Greetings from under the dome,  This week the Senate Transportation Committee passed Senate Study Bill 3141, more commonly referred to as the Gas Tax Bill. more »»

Youth and farm work

February 14, 2012 Greetings from under the dome,  Governor Branstad, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Senate Republicans this week commended the United States Department of Labor after learning that the... more »»

The Kapucian Korner

February 11, 2012 As Iowans went to their mailbox after the first of the year, many may have noticed something missing; their 2011 Iowa Income Tax Booklets. more »»



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