Linda Upmeyer

07/12/2016 - 3:45pm
New Fiscal Year   Happy 240th birthday to the greatest country on earth, the United States of America!  I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Independence Day filled with family and friends.  It was great to see and talk with so many Iowans during the Clear Lake parade.   I also want to say thank you to the men and women of our armed forces who keep us safe every day and...
04/26/2016 - 3:11pm
Tax Day        Late nights at the Capitol filled our week as we continued to put the final pieces of the budget together. We completed a significant amount of work on a path towards adjournment.      Last week, the day that the majority of Iowans (and Americans) dread the most, came and went – Tax...
04/19/2016 - 4:11pm
Meet Alex        With nicer weather finally here, farmers have gotten out to the fields and started planting for this year. Several legislators are farmers themselves, so they are looking forward to wrapping up session so that they can return home and get back to life on the farm.      We continued work...
04/12/2016 - 3:17pm
Unprecedented oversight        We started last week with a demonstration of new lighting for the State Capitol Building. Musco Sports Lighting, based out of Oskaloosa, has graciously donated this new lighting to replace the decades-old equipment that the Capitol currently uses. The state will only have to pay for...
04/05/2016 - 2:02pm
Medicaid Modernization launches      The pieces are slowly coming together as we begin to wind down this year’s session. Talks continue on the state budget and the number of bills on the debate calendar continue to drop off as we complete our work.      To cap off the week, I had the privilege of...
03/29/2016 - 11:17am
Resolution on education funding      Last week’s weather really kept us on our toes. Bright and sunny one day, rain another and winter storms in various parts of the state. Spring in Iowa continues to keep us guessing. It’s been great to see so many folks from home visiting the Capitol over spring break or coming in...
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