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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 »»

Fisher welcomes South Tama students at Capitol

March 10, 2014 Recently, Rep. Dean Fisher (R- Garwin) welcomed students from South Tama Community Schools and Dean of Students Terri Fisher to the Iowa Capitol for a visit. Pictured here is Rep. more »»

Ensuring victims’ access to justice

March 5, 2014 When legislators deal with criminal law issues, we often hear, “what about the victims?” This week the Senate approved SF 2109, solid evidence that we really do care about victims. more »»

Fisher files nomination papers for House District 72

March 4, 2014 On Monday, Feb. 24, Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) filed his nomination petitions to the Secretary of State’s office to seek re-election to the Iowa House this fall. Rep. more »»

Sodders sets Listening Post at Meskwaki Tribal Center

February 28, 2014 State Senator Steve Sodders will hold a Meskwaki Tribe Listening Post at the Tribal Center, 349 Meskwaki Road on Tuesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. more »»

District 72 Update

February 26, 2014 Week Five There are frequent pleasant surprises in the capitol. more »»

Legislative Update

February 17, 2014 Week Four Week four was highlighted by the Condition of the Guard speech from Major General Orr, commander of the Iowa National Guar. more »»

High-speed internet is economic engine

February 14, 2014 In an effort to help more Iowa employers and workers recover from the national recession, we must increase access to high-quality Internet services across the state. more »»

Treatment courts are good for Iowa families

February 5, 2014 A new approach to keeping families together is seeing success in Iowa. more »»

Dean Fisher seeks second 72nd District House term

January 31, 2014 Representative Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) has announced he will seek re-election to the Iowa House. more »»

Back in session

January 24, 2014 The 2014 Legislative Session is underway with the first week under our belts. I am looking forward to serving our district and getting things done to help Iowa prosper. more »»

Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputys' Association (ISSDA) present Sodders with Gold Star Award

January 24, 2014 The Iowa State Sheriffs' and Deputies' Association (ISSDA) presented its annual ISSDA GOLD STAR Awards for excellence in leadership on public safety and law enforcement issues in Iowa in December. more »»

 
 

 

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