02/10/2015 - 11:55am
owa needs more skilled workers to expand middle class
Iowa has a shortage of skilled workers. Employers say it’s the primary obstacle to growing our economy. A new report from the Iowa Student Aid Commission highlights the need for training and education after high school.
02/03/2015 - 1:26pm
Helping Iowa kids become successful adults
Promoting the long-term health and well-being of Iowa’s children is essential to our state’s future. Kids lead more productive, happy lives if they receive mental health and developmental services. When kids experience trauma, that stress disrupts the developing...
01/27/2015 - 11:44am
Investing in schools keeps Iowans competitive
Strong Iowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that prepares students for good jobs and strengthens our middle class. Business leaders say Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers hurts their ability to grow and operate competitively. That means our state’s continued...
01/20/2015 - 12:52pm
Growing Iowa’s middle class in 2015
The Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Jan. 12 for the 2015 session. It was an honor to sign my name in the official register after being re-elected as senator for the people of Senate District 27, which includes...
12/30/2014 - 3:53pm
New year to focus on job creation, fiscal responsibility
As 2014 ends, we are capping off the year with promising news on the economy. That means we can continue to make both fiscal responsibility and job creation top priorities in 2015.