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10 ways Iowa got safer in 2013

September 21, 2013 Iowa is a pretty safe place. We rank among the 10 most peaceful states in America in the 2012 U.S. Peace Index report, which looks at homicide, violent crime, policing and prison rates. more »»

Tackling Iowa’s need for more skilled workers

September 4, 2013 Iowa remains one of the most affordable places to live and do business, and that success is reflected in one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. more »»

New tax breaks help expand Iowa’s middle class

August 1, 2013 Iowa’s growing economy has allowed us to cut taxes while balancing the state budget and protecting local services and schools. more »»

Rep. Dean Fisher releases new law information

July 8, 2013 (DES MOINES) –Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) has released information on a few notable bills that were passed during the 2013 legislative session which go into effect on July 1, 2013. more »»

Successful session for Iowa’s middle class

June 21, 2013 It’s been a busy summer so far. We got through graduation and the party for Adam. We have also visited Upper Iowa University with him. Adam is going to work all summer at Hometown Foods. more »»

Iowa Legislative session wrap up

June 13, 2013 The 2013 session was adjourned on Thursday, May 23. We accomplished a great deal this year. And of course there were a few disappointments, but very few. more »»

Sodders lauds 2013 legislative session

June 6, 2013 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center )says the 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature took a comprehensive approach towards strengthening and expanding Iowa’s middle class. more »»

Job training at community colleges will boost economy

May 31, 2013 The final days of the 2013 session brought great news for Iowans who want to do more for their families, and for Iowa businesses in need of skilled employee. more »»

Efforts worth fighting for to expand the middle class

May 22, 2013 The 2013 Legislature is in overtime. more »»

District 72 Update

May 11, 2013 Week sixteen of the session is done, we have completed the official calendar but we have not adjourned. more »»

District 72 Update

May 4, 2013 Week fifteen of the session is done, one week to go in the official calendar. We have voted on over 200 bills on the floor of the House. more »»

Helping small business with health care costs for employees

May 3, 2013 Small businesses want to expand Iowa’s middle class by attracting and retaining the best workers. Providing good health care benefits is one way to do that. more »»

District 72 Update

April 26, 2013 Week fourteen of the session is done. We have run through nearly all the minor bills and work continues on the remaining four major issues. more »»

Ensuring more Iowans have access to mental health services

April 17, 2013 The Legislature is continuing its bipartisan efforts to expand access to affordable health care. Your address should not determine the health care available to you. more »»

District 72 Update

April 9, 2013 Week eleven of the session is done. We continue to debate bills on the floor of the House. more »»

Fisher hosts Tama County residents

April 8, 2013 –On Thursday, March 28, Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) hosted Tama County constituents at the State Capitol. Pictured are Bob and Mildred Mason, Rep. Fisher, Gisselle Verdinez and Alejandra Bly. more »»

Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

April 5, 2013 Q: "There has been discussion on drivers licenses being issued to those who are not citizens of the United States. more »»

Fisher hosts Iowa Juvenile Home students

March 30, 2013 On Wednesday, March 20, Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) hosted Breanna Dailing (left) and Savanna Patterson from the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo at the State Capito. more »»

Insuring all Iowa students are prepared to succeed

March 27, 2013 Immigrants and refugees from impoverished or war-torn countries have come to us, seeking the American Dream. That means the face of Iowa’s population—especially its students—is changing. more »»

News-Herald Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

March 22, 2013 Q: "What is your position on the proposed change from a 180-day school year to a 1,080 hour instructional hour plan?" Responses: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center)- “This proposal is one... more »»

 
 

 

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