06/16/2015 - 3:59pm
Tough budget decisions highlight extended 2015 session
With the final adjournment of the 2015 legislative session, our work at the Statehouse is complete for the year.
In my role as the House Majority Leader, I have the opportunity to provide closing remarks at end of the legislative session...
06/02/2015 - 1:17pm
Iowa lawmakers still crawling towards compromise
The calendar has flipped to June and our work in the legislature continues. You may be wondering why this session has gone into overtime. Simply put, we are fighting to ensure the long-term economic health of our state is not compromised and funding for services to...
05/26/2015 - 2:14pm
Guns, drugs and taxes: Legislature still busy as it creeps towards adjournment
The House continued to work toward adjournment this week as we considered the last remaining budget bill, the Standings Appropriations bill, on the House floor. That being said, most of the budget bills will now be discussed in conference...
05/19/2015 - 10:15am
Negotiations continue as lawmakers eye session’s end
As we continue on the path toward adjournment for this legislative session, our focus remains on passing a sustainable, responsible and balanced state budget. Most appropriations bills are being considered in conference committees, where the...
05/12/2015 - 1:15pm
House bill hopes to attract new families to Iowa
April showers have continued into the month of May. Despite the scattered rain, I hope you have been able to find some time to enjoy the warmer temperatures and new greenery that is springing up across our state.
This week the House...