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...
05/19/2015 - 10:15am
  Negotiations continue as lawmakers eye session’s end        As we continue on the path toward adjournment for this legislative session, our focus remains on passing a sustainable, responsible and balanced state budget. Most appropriations bills are being considered in conference committees, where the...
05/12/2015 - 1:15pm
House bill hopes to attract new families to Iowa        April showers have continued into the month of May. Despite the scattered rain, I hope you have been able to find some time to enjoy the warmer temperatures and new greenery that is springing up across our state.       This week the House...
05/05/2015 - 1:52pm
Upmeyer page thankful for legislative opportunity        Each legislative session we are joined by high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as pages in either the Iowa House, Iowa Senate or the Legislative Services Agency. As the House Majority Leader, I am privileged to have a page based in my office...
04/28/2015 - 2:04pm
House lays out FY 16 budget plan   The April rain showers we’ve been receiving have brought an abundance of bright green grass and new growth to our landscape. Farmers are returning to the fields to plant for a bountiful harvest in the fall, and in no time at all warmer temperatures will be here to stay. You can’t beat springtime...
04/21/2015 - 12:08pm
Upmeyer on education funding: “Pass what we can afford”        A great deal of floor action was completed this week that creates opportunities and solutions for Iowans, ranging from simplifying tax issues to improving our mental health system. We also passed the first budget bill of the session to the Senate....
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