Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald, 20 Feb 2017 21:53:42 EDTMon, 20 Feb 2017 21:53:42 EDT to mandate Emergency Medical Services in Iowa? the November, 2016, General Election, it's been said: the rural areas have spoken - the heartland has felt left out - the cities and big counties have dictated too much policy.Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTCornfields, Common Sense and Community the Senate: We are already in week five and busy with committee work. We are coming up on our first funnel week. This means all bills need to be through committee in order to be considered for the rest of the legislative session.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTIowa's privileged class: State-government employees has the largest Pay Gap in the nation.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTVital flow of information is threatened public notice published by the government is not really public Once a year, all local governments in Iowa are required to publish a public notice in a newspaper listing the salaries of every one of their employees.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTCornfields, common sense and community's Note; This is a new legislative column submitterd by State Senator Jeff Edler (R-State?Center) who was elected in November, 2106, to Iowa Senate Seat 36 representing Tama, Marshall and a portion of southeastern Black Hawk counties.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDT