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Protecting Iowans and their pocketbooks

February 11, 2010 TAMA NEWS-HERALD - Two bills to help protect middle-class Iowans and their pocketbooks passed the Senate on February 2. more »»

The Kapucian Korner

February 9, 2010 Another week goes by and we travel through this year’s legislative session at a hurried pace. The shortened session has added a sense of urgency to the activities surrounding the Capito. more »»

From the Desk of Rep. Betty De Boef

February 7, 2010 This week began with the announcement of the results of a friendly competition in the Iowa House that pitted the south side of the chambers against the north side. more »»

New bills would save lives on Iowa roads

February 5, 2010 On January 26, the Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony about the dangers of distracted driving from Colonel Pat Hoye, chief of the Iowa State Patrol, and researchers from the University... more »»

Rep. Horbach gets lesson on priorities

February 3, 2010 I was sitting in a meeting at the capitol, explaining a business bill to other legislators. My cell phone began to vibrate so I looked at the caller ID; it was my son Nic. more »»

Horbach seeks 7th House term

February 3, 2010 TOLEDO CHRONICLE - State Rep. Lance Horbach (R-Tama) has announced his intention to run for re-election for a 7th term in the Iowa House. more »»

Kapucian Korner

February 2, 2010 Week three of the legislative session is winding down as I write this newsletter. We have spent most of the week in committee meetings, one right after the other. more »»

From the Desk of Rep. Betty De Boef

February 1, 2010 The first week of session ended in legislators remaining at the Capitol on Friday. In recent memory, being in on Friday the first week is unprecedented. more »»

Democracy in action

January 30, 2010 It is very difficult to understand the long-term impact of last Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts. The Senate seat, held by the late Sen. more »»

Kapucian Korner

January 29, 2010 Greetings from the Capitol. Week two rolls along at a quickened pace. As you have spent this week slipping and sliding around, we have been doing the same in the statehous. more »»

Change is coming to state government

January 28, 2010 Change is coming to state government A major initiative to reorganize Iowa’s state government for the first time in almost 25 years was approved January 20 by... more »»

Please stay in touch while I’m at the Iowa Capitol

January 14, 2010 The 2010 session of the Iowa Legislature convenes this Monday, January 11. more »»

Iowans pull together in tough times

December 30, 2009 I know many Iowans are struggling these days. Families are tightening their belts, and concerns about jobs and the economy abound. The recent snow storms and cold spells have only added to the stress. more »»

De Boef seeks 6th term in Iowa House

December 13, 2009 TAMA NEWS-HERALD - WHAT CHEER (SPECIAL) - Betty De Boef, state representative for district 76, announced that she has decided to seek her sixth term to the Iowa House of Representatives. more »»

No more business as usual at the Statehouse

December 11, 2009 I am working hard make sure that it won’t be business at usual at the Statehouse in 2010. more »»

Provide more Iowa government transparency and accountability

November 20, 2009 In response to the recent news regarding the failures in the state film tax program, and other recent revelations about some questionable budget practices, Iowa Republicans unveiled two legislative... more »»

Tough budgeting decisions will build a stronger Iowa

November 18, 2009 In spite of the best revenue estimates of state budget experts, Iowa is being hit harder than expected by the national recession. Many in our communities have lost their jobs. more »»

Early childhood investment benefits Iowa kids

July 30, 2009 How can we help all Iowa kids grow into healthy, successful adults? Part of the answer is improving early care, health and education—areas where Iowa has made significant progress in recent years. more »»

Iowa state finances continue to rank high nationally

July 23, 2009 Despite the deepening national recession, Iowa continues to be nationally recognized for our strong fiscal management. more »»

A word on unsound tax policies

April 30, 2009 “What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. more »»



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