09/27/2016 - 3:02pm
Wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa
Innovative energy has been a hallmark of the Iowa economy in recent years. Geography, natural resources and a strong agricultural heritage have positioned us for success in the industry. The Legislature actively supports the growth of Iowa’s homegrown energy...
08/30/2016 - 3:58pm
Boosting student achievement this school year
A new school year is getting under way. I know local educators will provide great opportunities for our students with the resources they have.
The struggle to provide sufficient, timely funding has put local schools in a bind in recent years. We took a small step...
08/02/2016 - 1:57pm
Providers say private Medicaid hurts care
Iowa Medicaid providers are struggling under the Branstad-Reynolds privatization plan, according to a new survey.
More than 400 doctors, hospitals, local clinics and non-profit health care providers completed the survey. They have faced hurdles and headaches in...
06/14/2016 - 3:40pm
Tourism grows the economy and improves quality of life
Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all that Iowa has to offer.
Our great quality of life is bolstered by the arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities and amenities are important to local communities. They attract families and...
05/31/2016 - 4:11pm
Honoring Iowa veterans and service members
Each May, we celebrate Armed Forces Day, paying tribute to the men and women in our military, and Memorial Day, honoring those who died serving our country.
The commitment of Iowans to serve our country has always been strong. That’s why...