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District 72 Update

March 23, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 17, 2016: Week ten was marked by debate on bills sent over from the Senate. more »»

Spurring community and economic growth

March 21, 2016 A bipartisan agreement will help Iowans filing taxes this year. The decision will “couple” Iowa’s tax code with recent federal tax changes for 2015. more »»

District 72 Update

March 18, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 10, 2016 Week nine was another funnel week, a deadline for when our bills have to be through a committee in the other chamber to stay alive. more »»

Youth gun age limits to IJH among items at Sodder’s Listening Post

March 17, 2016 A hot button issue that has been all over headlines the past two weeks is the issue of youth age limits for gun usage. more »»

State Senator Sodders files for re-election

March 13, 2016 DES MOINES- Senator Steve Sodders filed paperwork on March 8 to run for re-election to the State Senate in this November’s election. more »»

Fisher Newsletter for Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 11, 2016 The House has been focusing on passing our bills on the floor and moving them over to the Senate. We’ve passed 74 bills in the two weeks since February 22. more »»

Senator Sodders Listening Post in Tama today

March 11, 2016 Senator Steve Sodders of State Center is inviting Tama area residents to a town hall listening post in Tama on Friday, March 11. more »»

Expanding opportunities for college savings

March 9, 2016 Legislation inspired by students at Findley Elementary School in Des Moines would create more opportunities to set up college savings programs in Iowa. more »»

Senator Sodders to hold Legislative Listening Post in Tama March 11

March 7, 2016 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) is inviting Tama area residents toshare their concerns and suggestions with him during a town hall listening post in Tama on Friday, March 11. more »»

Fisher greets international students

March 4, 2016 (DES MOINES) – Lastweek, State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) welcomed International students from Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Ghana, and Nigeria, to the Iowa House of Representatives. more »»

Capitol Update

February 26, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, February 18, 2016: Thursday marked the first funnel date, the date by which a bill must have passed at least one House committee for it to remain eligibl. more »»

Carbon monoxide detectors can save lives

February 24, 2016 Breathing high levels of carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and even death. Every year in the U.S., more than 500 people die from exposure to this odorless, colorless toxic gas. more »»

Sodders to seek reelection to the Iowa State Senate

February 20, 2016 State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center has announced he is running for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2016. more »»

District 72 Update

February 11, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, February 4, 2016 Week 4 of the session is complete. more »»

Fisher to seek third term for Iowa House Dist. 72

February 10, 2016 State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) announced he will seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2016 to represent District 72 for a third term. more »»

Iowa National Guard stronger than ever

February 9, 2016 Major General Timothy Orr addressed lawmakers on January 27 in his annual Condition of the Guard. more »»

Human trafficking happens in Iowa

February 4, 2016 Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. more »»

Iowa Valley, Workforce with Senator Sodders

February 2, 2016 Members of the Iowa Valley Continuing Education staff and the Iowa Workforce Development staff recently attended a legislative breakfast hosted by the Association of Iowa Workforce Partners. more »»

District 72 Update

January 28, 2016 Newsletter for January 21, 2016 We are finishing our second week of the session and the pomp and circumstance of the first week is behind us and the real work of the Legislature is underway. more »»

Sodders backs Heart Association

January 24, 2016 Last week at the Iowa Senate, Iowa members of the American Heart Association talked with legislators about the advantages of having safe routes for kids to walk and bike to schoo. more »»



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