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Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Legislative Session Underway

January 22, 2017 The 2017 legislative session opened this week and there is a sense of uncertainty here in Des Moines and DC. more »»

District 72 Update

January 21, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, January 12 The 2017 legislative session is underway. Monday morning, January 9, we began with the swearing in ceremony. more »»

Fisher signs in for Iowa Legislature

January 12, 2017 State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) is seen here taking the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 87th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol. more »»

Rep. Fisher named committee vice-chair

December 15, 2016 Des Moines – House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) recently announced that Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. “Rep. more »»

Capitol Update

December 9, 2016 Now that the campaigns are behind us, we are busy preparing for the 2017 legislative session. more »»

Explore our history and culture this summer

June 25, 2016 Iowans and out-of-state visitors looking for interesting things to do this summer have lots of choices. more »»

Veterans can fill skilled job openings

June 4, 2016 Iowa needs skilled workers to fill immediate openings and anticipated retirements over the next five years. more »»

Keeping vulnerable kids a priority

May 3, 2016 Every child deserves a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are there to help abused and neglected children by serving as their voice in court. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

April 30, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, April 21, 2016 This was week 15 of the session and we are now past the 100 day mark. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

April 22, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, April 14, 2016 I skipped publishing a newsletter last week due to the slow pace. more »»

Preventing domestic violence and its consequences

April 20, 2016 To help in the fight against domestic violence and ensure the safety of victims, the Iowa Senate unanimously approved two major bills. more »»

Preventing drug overdose deaths

April 9, 2016 Prescription overdoses kill more Americans each year than all other drugs combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 44 people die from a prescription painkiller overdose every day. more »»

District 72 Update

April 7, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 31, 2016 Work has been slow this week as the number of bills available for debate dwindles. more »»

Iowa’s Medicaid safety net meeting in Tama Friday

April 7, 2016 State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center has organized meetings in Marshalltown and Tama to hear concerns about Medicaid privatization. more »»

District 72 Update

April 6, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 24, 2016 This week the conference committee meeting on the bills setting Supplemental State Aid (SSA) for K-12 schools came to an agreement. more »»

Renewable Chemical Tax Credit will spur economic growth

March 25, 2016 Renewable Chemical Tax Credit will spur economic growth (Des Moines) The Iowa Senate has approved legislation to create jobs and economic growth using the plant materials left over from the... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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