05/03/2016 - 1:48pm
We closed out the 2016 legislative session on Friday evening after 110 days in session. Here are the remarks that I gave to the members of the 86th General Assembly as we gaveled out for the year:
“Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, thank you. Thank you for your time, patience and...
04/26/2016 - 3:11pm
Late nights at the Capitol filled our week as we continued to put the final pieces of the budget together. We completed a significant amount of work on a path towards adjournment.
Last week, the day that the majority of Iowans (and Americans) dread the most, came and went – Tax...
04/19/2016 - 4:11pm
With nicer weather finally here, farmers have gotten out to the fields and started planting for this year. Several legislators are farmers themselves, so they are looking forward to wrapping up session so that they can return home and get back to life on the farm.
We continued work...
04/12/2016 - 3:17pm
We started last week with a demonstration of new lighting for the State Capitol Building. Musco Sports Lighting, based out of Oskaloosa, has graciously donated this new lighting to replace the decades-old equipment that the Capitol currently uses. The state will only have to pay for...
04/05/2016 - 2:02pm
Medicaid Modernization launches
The pieces are slowly coming together as we begin to wind down this year’s session. Talks continue on the state budget and the number of bills on the debate calendar continue to drop off as we complete our work.
To cap off the week, I had the privilege of...