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Explore our history and culture this summer

June 25, 2016 Iowans and out-of-state visitors looking for interesting things to do this summer have lots of choices. more »»

 
 
 
Veterans can fill skilled job openings

June 4, 2016 Iowa needs skilled workers to fill immediate openings and anticipated retirements over the next five years. more »»

Keeping vulnerable kids a priority

May 3, 2016 Every child deserves a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are there to help abused and neglected children by serving as their voice in court. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

April 30, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, April 21, 2016 This was week 15 of the session and we are now past the 100 day mark. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

April 22, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, April 14, 2016 I skipped publishing a newsletter last week due to the slow pace. more »»

Preventing domestic violence and its consequences

April 20, 2016 To help in the fight against domestic violence and ensure the safety of victims, the Iowa Senate unanimously approved two major bills. more »»

Preventing drug overdose deaths

April 9, 2016 Prescription overdoses kill more Americans each year than all other drugs combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 44 people die from a prescription painkiller overdose every day. more »»

District 72 Update

April 7, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 31, 2016 Work has been slow this week as the number of bills available for debate dwindles. more »»

Iowa’s Medicaid safety net meeting in Tama Friday

April 7, 2016 State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center has organized meetings in Marshalltown and Tama to hear concerns about Medicaid privatization. more »»

District 72 Update

April 6, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 24, 2016 This week the conference committee meeting on the bills setting Supplemental State Aid (SSA) for K-12 schools came to an agreement. more »»

Renewable Chemical Tax Credit will spur economic growth

March 25, 2016 Renewable Chemical Tax Credit will spur economic growth (Des Moines) The Iowa Senate has approved legislation to create jobs and economic growth using the plant materials left over from the... more »»

District 72 Update

March 23, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 17, 2016: Week ten was marked by debate on bills sent over from the Senate. more »»

Spurring community and economic growth

March 21, 2016 A bipartisan agreement will help Iowans filing taxes this year. The decision will “couple” Iowa’s tax code with recent federal tax changes for 2015. more »»

District 72 Update

March 18, 2016 Newsletter for Thursday, March 10, 2016 Week nine was another funnel week, a deadline for when our bills have to be through a committee in the other chamber to stay alive. more »»

Youth gun age limits to IJH among items at Sodder’s Listening Post

March 17, 2016 A hot button issue that has been all over headlines the past two weeks is the issue of youth age limits for gun usage. more »»

State Senator Sodders files for re-election

March 13, 2016 DES MOINES- Senator Steve Sodders filed paperwork on March 8 to run for re-election to the State Senate in this November’s election. more »»

Fisher Newsletter for Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 11, 2016 The House has been focusing on passing our bills on the floor and moving them over to the Senate. We’ve passed 74 bills in the two weeks since February 22. more »»

Senator Sodders Listening Post in Tama today

March 11, 2016 Senator Steve Sodders of State Center is inviting Tama area residents to a town hall listening post in Tama on Friday, March 11. more »»

Expanding opportunities for college savings

March 9, 2016 Legislation inspired by students at Findley Elementary School in Des Moines would create more opportunities to set up college savings programs in Iowa. more »»

Senator Sodders to hold Legislative Listening Post in Tama March 11

March 7, 2016 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) is inviting Tama area residents toshare their concerns and suggestions with him during a town hall listening post in Tama on Friday, March 11. more »»

Fisher greets international students

March 4, 2016 (DES MOINES) – Lastweek, State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) welcomed International students from Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Ghana, and Nigeria, to the Iowa House of Representatives. more »»

 
 

 

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