Wednesday September 02, 2015
08/04/2015 - 7:50pm
High-speed Internet a must for rural economic expansion
It’s hard to believe, but July is now over. With the help of some great weather, I have recently enjoyed spending more time outside gardening and playing with my grandchildren. Parade season is well underway and I’ve enjoyed seeing many familiar faces...
06/23/2015 - 12:11pm
Budget decisions keep Iowa’s financial health in check
As local swimming pools, lakes and rivers begin to fill up across the state, it’s hard to believe we are already in the latter part of June!
Town festivals celebrating our communities’ rich and unique heritages are well underway. County fairs...
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...