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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 »»

Session can’t end until care of troubled kids is resolved

April 2, 2014 Governor Branstad’s abrupt decision to close the Iowa Juvenile Home created a number of problems. It is the Legislature’s job to help solve those problems. more »»

Sodders hosts Listening Post today in Toledo

March 28, 2014 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) will host a listening post at moon on Friday, March 28, at the Toledo public library, 206 E. High St. The public is invited to attend. more »»

Senator Sodders to host Listening Post in Toledo on Friday

March 27, 2014 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) will host a listening post at moon on Friday, March 28, at the Toledo public library, 206 E. High St. more »»

Sodders: Two big steps forward for children in the Iowa Senate

March 26, 2014 DES?MOINES- Iowa children are the big winners this week in the Iowa Senate, according to State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center. “We took two big steps forward for children. more »»

District 72 Update

March 24, 2014 Week 9 The work has definitely shifted this week as we wind down with policy bills and begin work on the budget bills. more »»

Crack down on texting while driving for safer roads

March 21, 2014 Recent polls show 83 percent of Iowans want tougher laws for texting while driving. The Iowa Senate responded with a bipartisan vote to strengthen penalties and enforcement. more »»

Model of civic and volunteer engagement

March 14, 2014 One of the best parts of being a state legislator is encouraging more Iowans to get involved, whether it is though civic engagement or volunteer work in their communitie. more »»

 
 

 

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