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Sodders sees opportunities to expand Iowa’s middle class

November 28, 2014 State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center will help shape the work of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature by serving on several Iowa Senate committees. more »»

We want veterans to make Iowa their home

November 19, 2014 In 2007, the Iowa Senate established a Veterans Affairs Committee, which has since approved wide-ranging initiatives to help veterans, service members and their families. more »»

Senator Sodders jonied by second deputy sheriff in Iowa legislature

November 17, 2014 Two deputy sheriffs now also serve the public as members of the Iowa Senate. more »»

Fisher backs Tama Fire Department

November 13, 2014 Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) recently donated $1,000 of his unused legislative expenses to the Tama Fire Department. more »»

Keeping Iowa a great place for seniors

October 9, 2014 Did you know that Iowa is among America’s top ten Best Places to Retire? There are many good reasons for seniors to choose Iowa as their home. more »»

Sodders receives Iowa League of Cities legislative award for supporting Home Rule

October 4, 2014 DES?MOINES- The Iowa League of Cities presented Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) with a 2014 Legislative Service Award, during the Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit in Council... more »»

Iowa ranks high for fiscal responsibility

September 19, 2014 A perfect credit rating and strong budget make Iowa one of the best run states in the country. As your state senator, I am committed to keeping Iowa’s finances in good shape. more »»

Rep. Fisher donates to Toledo Fire Department

August 27, 2014 Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) recently donated $1,000 of his unused legislative expenses to the Toledo Fire Department who will use the money for equipment purchases. This year, Rep. more »»

Fisher update on Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School for Girls

August 1, 2014 As the summer rolls on the work towards finding resolution to the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) facility continues in earnest. An update on what is happening is in order. more »»

Sodders to co-chair bipartisan review of medical cannabis oil legislation

July 25, 2014 State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center will co-chair a bipartisan legislative review of the effectiveness of a new Iowa legalizing the use of medical cannabis oil. more »»

Creating jobs, growing Iowa’s economy with clean energy

July 23, 2014 Iowa is proof that clean energy works. We lead the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. more »»

Storms create emergencies across Iowa

July 11, 2014 Because of bad weather throughout June, the Governor has already proclaimed disaster emergencies in 48 counties, including Black Hawk. more »»

Quality-of-life investments boost economy, middle class

June 6, 2014 Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable—and they’re good for our economy. more »»

Apprenticeships and job training expand the middle class

April 30, 2014 The 21st century economy needs workers with postsecondary credentials and the ability to adapt to changing business needs. more »»

District 72 Update

April 25, 2014 Week 14 As the session winds down, the legislature continues to pass the budget bills. more »»

Justice budget strengthens public safety

April 23, 2014 Last week, the Senate voted to appropriate more than $554 million to ensure safety for Iowans and communities throughout the state by adequately funding our prisons, our courts, the Department of... more »»

Capitol Update

April 19, 2014 Week 13 We are closing in on the end of the session. more »»

Protecting the wages of Iowa workers

April 18, 2014 As companies work to modernize their operations, many turn to outside services to handle their payroll and human resources functions. Some employers now pay their employees using payroll debit card. more »»

District 72 Update

April 16, 2014 Week 12 The House is deep into the budget process now; the appropriation bills for the various departments are working their way through the committees and to the floor. more »»

Creating jobs, growing middle class with clean energy

April 11, 2014 As a leader in wind energy and ethanol, Iowa is showing the nation that clean energy works—and it’s good for more than just the environment. more »»

 
 

 

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