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From the Desk of Rep. Betty De Boef

January 27, 2011 The fall of the gavel began the 2011 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 10. The first day, after all swearing-in and speeches, we picked our seats for the next two years. more »»

The Kapucian Korner

January 20, 2011 Greetings from Des Moines. It seems like just yesterday I returned home to plant the 2010 crop. And now, here we are, 2011. more »»

From State Sen. Tom Rielly

January 17, 2011 First week of session marked by old traditions, renewed commitment Four days down, 106 to go. This first week was full of the traditions, seeing old friends and making new one. more »»

Investing in Iowans is my focus for 2011

December 19, 2010 The most important thing the Legislature can do in the upcoming 2011 session is to invest in Iowans and strengthen Iowa’s economy. more »»

Horbach, De Boef receive Iowa House appointments

December 3, 2010 TAMA NEWS-HERALD - (DES MOINES)—Speaker-elect Leader Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) has appointed Rep. Lance Horbach (R-Tama) as Chairman of the House Labor committee and Re. more »»

Continuing progress on job creation and other Iowa priorities

November 28, 2010 I want to thank Iowans who participated in the 2010 elections. We had a large turnout at the polls, which makes for a strong democracy. more »»

High unemployment remains, House Republicans focus on the economy

November 26, 2010 The Iowa Department of Workforce Development’s latest report on the status of unemployment in Iowa hasn’t improved. more »»

Iowa honors veterans, service members and their families

November 11, 2010 Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11. I join all Iowans in thanking those who’ve served and defended our country. more »»

Bipartisan legislative efforts receive high marks for Iowa

September 4, 2010 CNBC recently released its annual “Top States for Doing Business” report, and once again, Iowa makes the top 10. Our state placed sixth overall, the highest Midwest ranking. more »»

From Sen. Tom Reilly (D-Oskaloosa)

May 6, 2010 Iowa gets high marks for economic growth, fiscal strength Our country has been hit hard by the national recession. more »»

Reforms increase government accountability, transparency

April 22, 2010 During these tough times, Iowans want to know that their tax dollars are helping create jobs and grow our economy so our state quickly recovers from the national economic recession. more »»

From the Desk of State Rep. Betty De Boef

April 10, 2010 Dear Constituents of District 76: The end of the 2010 legislative session marks the end of my fifth term. more »»

Rielly: “2010 Session ends with balanced budget, reforms, and a focus on jobs”

April 8, 2010 (Des Moines) The final gavel fell on the 2010 session of the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday afternoon, March 3. more »»

Hang onto your billfold

March 29, 2010 While the rhetoric being channeled through media outlets is how the legislative majority is defending the interests of middle class citizens of Iowa, a look at some of the policy changes that are... more »»

Traffic fines to plug budget shortfall?

March 25, 2010 This week at the Capitol seemed to move quickly as we worked on several bills that appropriated money to various state agencies. more »»

Iowa keeps education top priority

March 23, 2010 In these tough economic times, we’re keeping education a top priority because a strong education system is key to helping Iowans recover from the national recessio. more »»

Protecting education and Iowans’ other key priorities

March 13, 2010 The Senate moved this week to protect key priorities by investing an additional $51.2 million in public safety, education and public health. more »»

Green cleaning

March 11, 2010 On the way to the capitol on Monday morning, I was listening to the Jan Mickelson Show on WHO Radi. more »»

Underage dancing in a strip club

March 6, 2010 With the accelerated schedule quickly moving through this year’s legislative session, it is noteworthy that the second funnel date is March . more »»

Iowa Juvenile Home RUMOR?

March 5, 2010 Iowa Juvenile Home RUMOR? When the Governor and legislators say, “everything is on the table”, that’s exactly what they mean. more »»



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