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District 72 Update

April 30, 2017 District 72 Update Newsletter for Thursday, April 20, 2017 We began debating the appropriations bills this week, passing the Education Appropriations and the Administration and Regulations... more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 28, 2017 In the Legislature There is less than a week left for our scheduled end of this legislative session. The 100th day is April 18. more »»

Utility-scale solar benefits Iowa

April 27, 2017 The energy landscape is continually evolving across the country and the world at an unprecedented rate. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

April 21, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, April 13, 2017 On Wednesday, April 12th, the Tama County Pork Producers generously provided a free lunch to all the folks at the capitol as a way of showcasing our county’s... more »»

The Boy Scouts?

April 19, 2017 A news release issued on April 12 by the Boy Scouts of America - Hawkeye Area Council announces a Pinewood Derby. more »»

Propane-powered school buses: Good use of VW settlement funds

April 15, 2017 Citizens of Iowa have a unique opportunity to positively impact our state’s air quality, our children’s health, and the financial health of our schools. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 14, 2017 In the Legislature This week had a lot of floor debate due to the second funnel concluding last week. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 13, 2017 In the Legislature This week we did a mix of floor debate and committee work. This was the second funnel week of the legislative session. more »»

Why is it important for educators to be continuous learners?

April 12, 2017 The pace of change we live in is staggering. Twenty years ago the main source of information for students were teachers. more »»

District 72 Update

April 8, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 30, 2017 This week was the second funnel week where individually filed policy bills have to be passed over to the other chamber to stay eligible. more »»

Toleod Community Building needs to stand

April 6, 2017 “Build upon what you have.” This sage advice rings true more than ever today it seems, in rural America’s small towns. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

April 1, 2017 In the Legislature Wednesday was REC Day on the Hill and I was able to meet with REC members from our community. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends in the REC industry. more »»

District 72 Update

March 30, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 23 Tuesday was Homeschool day at the capitol. The building was filled with Homeschooling families learning about their Capitol and their governmen. more »»

The need for tax modernization

March 29, 2017 Editor’s Note: Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett founded and heads Engage iowa, an organization which is billed as a conservative think tank which “exists to craft research based, pragmatic, common... more »»

District 72 Update

March 27, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 16, 2017 On Wednesday, March 15th, we honored "Canada Day" in the House. more »»

Help your kids be ready for college

March 26, 2017 Parents often ask me where the “hot jobs” are going to be by the time their kids finish college. The projections have stayed fairly consistent for several years. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

March 25, 2017 In the Legislature On Wednesday, March 15, Iowans recognized Canada Day at the Capitol. more »»

It is going to take a lot of convincing

March 22, 2017 What we know for sure is the Toledo City Council voted 4-1 last week to relocate the City Clerk's Office from the Toledo Community Building to the Reinig-Toledo Civic Center. more »»

Cornfileds, Common Sense and Community

March 19, 2017 This was the ninth week of the legislative session. Last week was our first funnel week, meaning this week was full of debate on the Senate floor as we come up on more deadlines for bill. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

March 17, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, March 9, 2017 We have now moved to a period in the session where we spend considerable time in debate on bills that have passed committee. more »»

 
 

 

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