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District 72 Update

March 7, 2014 Week 7 The focus of this week turned to debating bills on the floor of the House in an effort to clear as many of the bills that passed out of committee over the past few weeks. more »»

Ensuring victims’ access to justice

March 5, 2014 When legislators deal with criminal law issues, we often hear, “what about the victims?” This week the Senate approved SF 2109, solid evidence that we really do care about victims. more »»

Free online tax preparation and filing

March 4, 2014 Tax season is once again upon us and for many Iowans, the process of filing taxes is a daunting one. more »»

Q & A: Keystone Pipeline

February 28, 2014 Q: What is the status for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project? A: After nearly six years of rigorous regulatory review, approval for the more than 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline... more »»

District 72 Update

February 26, 2014 Week Five There are frequent pleasant surprises in the capitol. more »»

Consider career / volunteer opportunities in Emergency Medical Services

February 19, 2014 Have you ever called 911 for an emergency and wondered if someone would come? How long it would take for help to arrive? This is a real concern for residents living in small towns. more »»

Legislative Update

February 17, 2014 Week Four Week four was highlighted by the Condition of the Guard speech from Major General Orr, commander of the Iowa National Guar. more »»

High-speed internet is economic engine

February 14, 2014 In an effort to help more Iowa employers and workers recover from the national recession, we must increase access to high-quality Internet services across the state. more »»

Q& A: Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

February 12, 2014 Q: What is Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)? A: The Constitution vests authority in Congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations. more »»

From God’s Perspective

February 9, 2014 Let’s think about the 6th commandment. more »»

Showing our support for legislation

February 7, 2014 We live in the digital age. We expect to be able to do most of our communication through the Internet, while also being able to find almost anything we want to know from the Interne. more »»

Treatment courts are good for Iowa families

February 5, 2014 A new approach to keeping families together is seeing success in Iowa. more »»

Bigger, faster, cheaper

January 29, 2014 These three words, when used in combination, say a lot about the American society in which I was raised. For some of my generation, this is nothing less than a philosophy of life. more »»

The score counts

January 28, 2014 Much time, energy, and money has been spent figuring out what is wrong with the education system. more »»

Marshalltown Community College campus renovation is under way

January 27, 2014 While you may be more aware of the impending renovations to the historic Marshalltown High School Roundhouse, Marshalltown Community College is also preparing to embark on its own renovation projec. more »»

Back in session

January 24, 2014 The 2014 Legislative Session is underway with the first week under our belts. I am looking forward to serving our district and getting things done to help Iowa prosper. more »»

Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center plans for new facilities

January 22, 2014 As many of you may know, Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center (MMSC)will be building a 75,000-square-foot Outpatient Center as Phase 1 of a 3 phase hospital replacement. more »»

January brings historic health care benefits and protections

January 17, 2014 Ringing in the new year took on a new meaning in 2014 as our nation welcomed a new day in affordable, quality health care for all Americans. more »»

Everyone wants school choice!

January 15, 2014 Options are a good thing. An important part of the capitalist society is having options and the ability to choose them. more »»

Iowa Valley prepares for 2014 legislative session

January 10, 2014 During the 2013 legislative session, the importance of the mission of Iowa’s community colleges was strongly recognized by Governor Terry Branstad and legislators in both the Iowa House and Senate. more »»



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