07/08/2014 - 11:30am
Many of our state parks have seen some damage in recent weeks because of strong winds and flooding. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), staff is clearing downed limbs, cleaning up and making repairs. A few state parks are closed or partially closed. For the latest information, go to www....
07/01/2014 - 11:29am
A commitment to good Iowa government
In Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the country. Republican and Democratic legislators are always looking for ways to ensure government runs efficiently and offers good service to Iowans.
06/03/2014 - 11:42am
Quality of life investments boost economy, middle class
Iowa's great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable, and they are good for our economy.
"They create jobs, attract investments, generate tax revenues, and stimulate local economies through...
05/20/2014 - 2:01pm
Legislature approves incentives to attract skilled veterans
Over the next five years, the U.S. Armed Services will downsize our military forces by 350,000. These Americans have skills that make them valuable to Iowa businesses and communities. Attracting former service members to our state will bring workers who can help grow our economy and...
05/06/2014 - 11:03am
Bipartisan session accomplishments increase economic opportunity for all and strengthen economic security for working families
The 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature reached a variety of significant bipartisan agreements that will benefit Iowa families, according to State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City.
“I worked with...