Linda Upmeyer

02/14/2017 - 4:56pm
Rebalancing the scales     We fulfilled our commitment last week of setting Supplemental State Aid within the first 30 days of session. This provides school districts with the certainty they need to begin planning their budgets for next school year. Thank you to the Senate and the Governor for their shared commitment in getting this done in a timely manner.     Last...
02/07/2017 - 5:00pm
More flexibility     Ever since I’ve served in the Iowa House, one of my favorite days during the legislative session is when FFA students come to visit. On Tuesday, the entire Capitol was flooded with kids in blue jackets from all over the state, visiting with their elected officials! I was lucky enough to have a chance to...
01/31/2017 - 4:55pm
Reaching agreement and moving forward     I had many visitors stop by my office this week including Brad Barber, a small business owner from Clear Lake, and Heather Englin, who works for the American Cancer Society in Waterloo. It’s always great to see people from back home as well as the various groups visiting the Capitol...
01/24/2017 - 4:49pm
New beginnings      On Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor a great American that dedicated his life to fighting against discrimination.  As I reflected on Dr. King’s contributions to our country, I ran across this quote from him that really stood out to me: “The time is always right to do...
01/17/2017 - 4:25pm
The House is in order      Excitement and optimism filled the air this week in Des Moines as we called the 87th General Assembly to order.  The week was largely ceremonial with speeches from legislative leaders, the Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Even with all of the pomp and circumstance...
01/10/2017 - 3:23pm
Kicking off the 2017 session     With the holidays in the past and a new year upon us, newfound optimism is always afoot.  I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with family and friends over Christmas and hope you all had an opportunity to do so as well.     A few weeks back, the Revenue Estimating...
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