Wednesday October 07, 2015
09/22/2015 - 1:46pm
Iowa’s wind and sun create wind energy opportunities
Iowa is a leader in clean energy. Since 1983, our state has had laws on the books requiring major utilities to provide a portion of their energy from renewables. Over the years, clean energy has created jobs, boosted our economy, lowered energy bills and...
09/08/2015 - 11:48am
Quality child care for working families, growing economy
Most young children in Iowa grow up in homes with working parents. In fact, Iowa has the highest percentage of households with children under age 6 who have all available parents in the labor force –77 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau....
08/25/2015 - 3:46pm
Local Senator heads back to school
As summer ends, teachers and students are preparing to head back to the classroom. So am I—through America's Legislators Back to School Program.
I am setting up my schedule of school visits and am excited to go “back to school.” Please...
08/16/2015 - 1:05pm
Local senator urges support for NIACC fundraiser
Letter to the Editor:
I write today to express my personal support for the current “NIACC First Campaign.” This public fundraising effort is being conducted to provide necessary funds to keep North Iowa Area Community College in its educational...
08/04/2015 - 7:49pm
Mental health treatment must be available to Iowans
Public safety and medical professionals say Iowa has a mental health crisis. Legislators have been tackling that problem by improving the way mental health services are provided in our state. This year, the Senate took steps to: