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Inside the Iowa House: The Special Interest Fix on Collective Bargaining

February 26, 2017 The last two weeks have been the most contentious in my 17 years in the Legislature. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 24, 2017 On Thursday the Iowa Legislature passed collective bargaining reforms for public sector employees. This legislation will update the existing Chapter 20 laws for Iowa public sector employees. more »»

District 72 Update

February 22, 2017 Week 6 was marked by considerable debate time with debate into the late evening Tuesday and Wednesday nights on House File 291, Collective Bargaining Reform. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 16, 2017 In the Senate: We are already in week five and busy with committee work. We are coming up on our first funnel wee. more »»

Cornfields, common sense and community

February 13, 2017 Editor’s Note; This is a new legislative column submitterd by State Senator Jeff Edler (R-State?Center) who was elected in November, 2106, to Iowa Senate Seat 36 representing Tama, Marshall and a... more »»

Capitol Update

February 9, 2017 The energy level in the Capitol continues to increase as more bills make their way through subcommittees and committees. more »»

District 72 Update

February 2, 2017 Filing of bills and committee work is increasing as we finish the third week. more »»

Distrcit 72 Update

January 27, 2017 We are now finishing up our second week in session. Bills are being filed and committee work is underway. Here is a sampling of the bills beginning to work their way through the process. more »»

Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Legislative Session Underway

January 22, 2017 The 2017 legislative session opened this week and there is a sense of uncertainty here in Des Moines and DC. more »»

District 72 Update

January 21, 2017 Newsletter for Thursday, January 12 The 2017 legislative session is underway. Monday morning, January 9, we began with the swearing in ceremony. more »»

Fisher signs in for Iowa Legislature

January 12, 2017 State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) is seen here taking the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 87th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol. more »»

Rep. Fisher named committee vice-chair

December 15, 2016 Des Moines – House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) recently announced that Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. “Rep. more »»

Capitol Update

December 9, 2016 Now that the campaigns are behind us, we are busy preparing for the 2017 legislative session. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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