Linda Upmeyer

08/25/2015 - 3:46pm
An amazing opportunity        This is a special newsletter for me to write this week. Last Thursday, I was elected by my colleagues to be the next Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives. I will now follow in the footsteps of my father, Del Stromer, who served as the speaker in the 1980’s while also blazing a new trail as the first woman to serve as speaker in...
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...
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