03/24/2015 - 10:58am
New bill hopes to increase spending flexibility for local schools
We had a good week of debate in the House this week. We continue to focus on finding solutions for Iowans’ problems and doing what is best for our great state.
The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met this week...
03/17/2015 - 11:38am
Iowa lawmakers look to tackle federal recklessness
Spring Daylight Savings Time not only brought longer daylight hours, but much-anticipated and much-appreciated warm temperatures. However, we did not let the beautiful weather distract us from working hard at the Capitol.
This week was...
03/10/2015 - 8:02pm
Upmeyer happy with funnel week progress
In looking at the extended forecast, I am hopeful we’ve seen the last of sub-zero temperatures for this season.
This week was very much devoted to committee work as we completed the first funnel week of the legislative session. As you may recall...
03/03/2015 - 2:38pm
Upmeyer criticizes Mason’s extravagant retirement package
It’s hard to believe the month of March has arrived. With the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, I am looking forward to the first signs of a refreshing Iowa spring.
Earlier this year, the University...
02/24/2015 - 12:02pm
Time for a dime?
Legislation continued to work its way through the subcommittee and committee process at the Statehouse last week. Bills are being carefully reviewed as we continue to receive valuable input from Iowans across the state on a variety of subjects.
One issue that I’ve been receiving...