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The Kapucian Korner

March 25, 2009 This week we have moved more legislation than the whole session so far. Most are still non-controversial bills that clean up existing code or allow for the normal functions of State Government. more »»

From the Desk of Rep. Betty DeBoef, R-What Cheer

March 25, 2009 On Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m., the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet to review and revise the general fund revenue estimates for FY 2009 and FY 2010. more »»

From Sen. Tom Rielly

March 25, 2009 We continue to adjust state spending and boost job-creation efforts in response to the deepening national recession. more »»

Carrots, celery and football!

March 25, 2009 I had a frantic parent contact me, telling me that her school will no longer allow pop to be sold at their sports’ concession stands. more »»

Senate takes another step to tackle tough economy

March 16, 2009 The overriding issue of the 2009 session is responding to the deepening national recession and its impact on middle-class Iowa families. More Iowa families are losing jobs they depend on. more »»

The Kapucian Korner

March 11, 2009 Alliant plant loss As the temperature warms up outside, things are heating up inside the Capitol as well. more »»

English as the official language?

March 9, 2009 Ok…I know you’re thinking this is going to be an article about requiring both legal or illegal immigrants to speak English. more »»

Expanding health care coverage to middle-class Iowa families

March 9, 2009 I’m working to make affordable health care available to all Iowans. As we make progress, we help middle-class Iowa families and strengthen our state’s economy. more »»

The Kapucian Korner

February 25, 2009 Though this year’s session of the Iowa General Assembly is fast approaching the mid-way point, many of the most contentious issues and controversial pieces of legislation being pushed by the governo... more »»

Prevailing wage

February 25, 2009 Prevailing wage On Monday, February 16, the House Labor Committee approved HSB 149, the prevailing wage bill. more »»

Short-changing our kids

February 19, 2009 Short-changing our kids One of the big news items in the Capitol is the fact that Senator Matt Mc Coy has filed a bill which would force all schools smaller than 750... more »»

Maintaining Iowa’s priorities in a national recession

February 19, 2009 The deepening national recession puts a strain on the budgets of Iowa middle-class families. more »»

The Kapucian Kroner

February 16, 2009 What a beautiful week we have had in Iowa Luckily, we have been busy enough here under the dome that I haven’t had time to even think about the weather. more »»

The Kapucian Kronicle

February 11, 2009 This week at the Capitol there was a lot of buzz about a few different things. The first is the Governor’s budge. more »»

Iowa’s first stimulus proposal is a bike trail

February 11, 2009 Gov. Culver is asking the Iowa Legislature to approve a 20-year bond debt of $700 million to be used as a stimulus for flood recovery efforts. more »»

Right to Work law threatened

February 11, 2009 Now that February has arrived we are beginning to see some real action occurring in the Iowa House. We are beginning to pass a few bills, and rumors abound at the Capitol. more »»

State Rep. Lance Horbach

February 9, 2009 Appalled at public defender’s spending I was going to write about selling the Lottery, and how silly that would be. more »»

From the Desk of Rep. Betty DeBoef

February 2, 2009 The House has completed the early formalities here at the Iowa Capitol. The long partisan campaigns of last summer and fall are memorie. more »»

Listening to you, working for you

February 2, 2009 Listening to you, working for you One of the most important parts of my job as your State Senator is to listen and be available when you have concerns or ideas for moving... more »»

‘Open season’ on Culver’s budget

February 2, 2009 This is the third week of the 2009 legislative session, and we are finally getting down to serious business. On Wednesday morning, Governor Culver released his budget recommendations for FY 2010. more »»



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