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Three new laws help veterans in need

November 11, 2015 Veterans Day, today- Wednesday, November 11—a time to honor those who have served our country and made great sacrifices in their military duty. more »»

Inside the Iowa House: The Governor Who Thought He Was King

October 31, 2015 Our system of government is set up with a series of checks and balances. Right now, Iowans picked a divided government, which means we have to work together to move our state forward. more »»

Three ways Iowa is ensuring safety and justice for victims

October 21, 2015 Iowa is taking positive steps to help survivors of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking and violent crimes. Here are three recent pieces of good news: 1. more »»

Rep. Fisher invites legislative student page applications

October 1, 2015 (DES MOINES)—Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) is encouraging area students to apply for the Iowa Legislative Page program. more »»

Widespread support for water quality improvements

September 23, 2015 The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award was presented during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Ensuring good health care for vulnerable Iowans

August 6, 2015 We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, which were established on July 30, 196. more »»

Veto of Mental Health Institute funding hurts vulnerable Iowans

July 17, 2015 As part of ongoing efforts to improve mental health services, we voted this year to make it easier for Iowans to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment closer to home. more »»

Fisher highlights Veterans Home funding

July 16, 2015 (DES MOINES) – With the governor recently completing his action on bills passed by the legislature this year, Rep. more »»

Enhancing Iowa’s economy

July 2, 2015 I was asked to lead a trade delegation to Taiwan in July. Taiwan is one of Iowa’s biggest markets for ag exports. more »»

School funding compromise breaks gridlock, ends session

June 19, 2015 The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. more »»

Student achievement, quality schools remain key sticking points

June 5, 2015 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, QUALITY SCHOOLS REMAIN KEY STICKING POINTS Adam has made it through another year at Iowa State with great grades. He is now studying journalism and media. more »»

Boosting quality in every Iowa classroom

May 20, 2015 Iowa is among the first states to create a teacher leadership system designed to boost student achievement, increase teaching expertise and raise the status of the teaching professio. more »»

Fisher-sponsored bill signed into law

May 14, 2015 On Thursday, May 7, Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) joined Governor Terry Branstad as he signed House File 585 into law. Commonly referred to as the Safe at Home Act, Rep. more »»

Court’s budget must ensure justice for all Iowans

May 13, 2015 Iowa’s court system works for all Iowans. Our Judicial Branch: • Enforces criminal laws. • Resolves civil legal disputes, thus maintaining a stable and robust business environment. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

May 1, 2015 Week 14 This Tuesday was marked by another tradition, the induction of new members to the Pioneer Lawmakers. more »»

Juvenile Home / Girls Training School gas tax, gun concerns aired at Sodders’ Listening Post

February 25, 2015 An earful about the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo topped local residents comments heard by State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) on Friday in Tama. more »»

Senator Sodders Listening Post is in Tama Friday

February 19, 2015 State Senator Steve Sodders (D- State Center) invites Tama area residents to share concerns and suggestions with him during a town hall listening post at the Tama Public Library, 401 Siegel Street,... more »»

State Rep. Fisher donates to Vining Fire Department

February 17, 2015 State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) recently donated $500 of his unused legislative expenses to the Vining Fire Department. more »»

Senator Sodders to host Listening Post in Tama

February 16, 2015 State Senator Steve Sodders (D- State Center) invites Tama area residents to share concerns and suggestions with him during a town hall listening post at the Tama Public Library, 401 Siegel Street,... more »»

Iowa Legislature- District 72 update

February 13, 2015 On Thursday the legislature heard the Condition of the Guard speech delivered by Major General Timothy Orr. more »»



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