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Legislators Reports From Des Moines

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

Summary of Aid in IowaIn an effort to help individuals and small business owners gain access to the resources available, I want to provide a summary sheet for my constituents. The web pages listed below will provide you with information on the current status of COVID-19 and methods to apply for ...

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

In The LegislatureThis week in the Senate we were finally able to spend more time debating bills on the Senate floor. It was a bit anticlimactic after the crazy pace of the last few weeks. I can assure you that feeling won't last long. In the first few days of debate one thing remains clear, ...

District 72 Update

District 72 NewsletterWeek seven of the session was marked by debate. Most of the bills we are running at this time are non-controversial bills, most receive unanimous or near unanimous support and only take a few minutes to introduce and pass on the House Floor with little or no debate. But ...

Senator Edler files for re-election

DES MOINES Last week, Senator Jeff Edler, R-State Center, filed to run for re-election in Senate District 36. First elected in 2016, Senator Edler represents Tama and Marshall counties and part of Black Hawk County.Senator Edler serves as the chair of the Senate Local Government Committee and ...

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

In The LegislatureFriday, February 21 marks the end of the first funnel week and the sixth week of the 2020 legislature. The best way to describe the environment at the Capitol this week would be to compare it to a busy Las Vegas casino. Legislators were bustling between subcommittee meetings ...

District 72 Update

Newsletter for February 13, 2020Week five is done and many bills are working their way through the committee process. While the bills that pass through committee get most of the attention, often times the bills that are rejected are interesting to know about as well.One such bill that crossed ...

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

In The LegislatureWeek four was another short week for us because of the Iowa caucuses on Monday. While the week was shorter, it also included the first floor debate of the year.Since we have been working on subcommittees for a few weeks now, committee work has also started to pick up as we get ...

District 72 Update

District 72 NewsletterThe fourth week of session was very busy with committee meetings and subcommittee meetings taking up much of the time. The "Funnel " date of Feb. 21 is looming large in everyone's mind, as bills must be out of committee by then to move forward.I have the privilege of ...

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

In The LegislatureThe second week of the legislative session was a short one due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. However, that day off did not mean the week was any less busy. Subcommittees have already started on a number of topics and we're starting to hear from groups and ...