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Great men support limited government

February 16, 2016 Our Founding Fathers had a very different view of our government than most have today. Thomas Jefferson was one of our greatest leaders and thinkers. more »»

Stepping up for your roots

February 13, 2016 Many Iowan’s grew up and were raised in a rural small town setting. We started out in the neighborhood, were supported bythe church setting and later educated by the school system. more »»

Iowa’s community colleges should be a top priority

February 12, 2016 This year, Iowa’s Community Colleges will celebrate 50 years of exceptional dedication in providing high quality educational programs and services accessible to all Iowans. more »»

Look to Calvin Coolidge Concerning Trade Policy

February 11, 2016 Candidates running for President, the Congress, and the American people are currently debating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is the largest free-trade agreement under consideration sinc... more »»

District 72 Update

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

Chet Culver weighs in on Medicaid privatization

February 7, 2016 The state of Iowa is moving quickly to privatize Medicaid. 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 »»

“Caucusing 2016”

January 29, 2016 Iowans do have the unique opportunity to be first to voice their opinion on whom they believe should be the next President of the United States. 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 »»

Review of 2015: Senate Gets to Work

January 25, 2016 At year’s end, most Americans take stock of the previous 12 months and consider if they met their goals for the year. more »»

Empowering educators through teacher leadership

January 22, 2016 As a result of funding provided by the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) grant, many Iowa schools are placing teachers into newly created leadership positions. more »»

District 72 Update

January 22, 2016 The 2016 legislative session is underway. Monday morning we began with the swearing in of Rep. Linda Upmeyer as our new Speaker of the House. more »»

Iowa courts strive for justice for all

January 20, 2016 Iowa’s courts are committed to: ·Protecting Iowa’s children ·Operating an efficient, full-service court system ·Providing faster and less costly resolution of legal disputes ·Operating in an open an... more »»

Times change...

January 15, 2016 In not that many days of the past, campaign operatives were “glad-handing” the voters. more »»

Thinking About Giving? - Consider Tama County Community Foundation

January 11, 2016 Thinking about giving. Are we like Rodin’s statue “The Thinker” and ponder about giving our money and to whom or what charity? I bet we do in some form. more »»

-IOWA WATCH - Iowa’s Judicial Branch flunks transparency survey despite landmark reports availability

January 8, 2016 EDITOR'S NOTE: IowaWatch assistant editor, data analyst and reporter Lauren Mills participated in the Iowa portion of this investigation, asking predetermined questions, doing follow-up interviews,... more »»

Truth or Dare: Crunch Time for ObamaCare

January 7, 2016 In the old game by this name, participants are first asked if they want to agree to “tell the truth” about what they will be asked (usually something embarrassing), or if not, if they will “do a... more »»

Congressman Blum recaps first year

December 31, 2015 Just over a year ago, Eastern Iowans sent me to Washington to represent them in Congress. more »»

How the Grinch taxed your Christmas candy

December 24, 2015 As the holidays approach and you stock up on candy canes or chocolate Santas, do you know if you paid sales tax on that candy to the state of Iowa? Here in Iowa, most food is exempt from sales tax,... more »»

 
 

 

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