Thursday October 30, 2014
10/07/2014 - 1:50pm
Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors
Thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Some are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. With about one-fifth of Iowans over age 60, issues affecting seniors...
09/23/2014 - 11:07am
Iowa ranks high for fiscal responsibility
A perfect credit rating and strong budget make Iowa one of the best run states in the country. As your state senator, I am committed to keeping Iowa’s finances in good shape.
I am proud of the bipartisan efforts of the Legislature to...
09/02/2014 - 10:43am
Training a Skilled Iowa workforce
Studies repeatedly find that employers are unable to find workers with the skills to fill job openings, education and training do not match workplace needs, and workers are not aware of programs that can train them in new skills. Remedying those problems is the most important thing we can go to strengthen Iowa...
08/12/2014 - 3:52pm
Investing in student achievement is paying off
Students and teachers are heading back to Iowa classrooms for the new school year this month. When they do, the education reforms we have approved over the last couple of years will make a big difference in their experience, as schools put their best teachers in leadership roles, and boost science...
07/22/2014 - 10:39am
Creating jobs, growing Iowa’s economy with clean energy
Iowa leads the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the Top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. These successes have not come about by accident. Iowa is responding to the growing...