Linda Upmeyer

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 throughout the week, legislators hit the ground running...
08/23/2016 - 12:22pm
IOWA: The best place to raise a family      Labor Day is near, which brings us a much-deserved long weekend to spend with family and friends. This also means that classes will resume for the thousands of students from all across the state. Good luck to all of our local students who will soon be heading back to school in the...
08/02/2016 - 1:56pm
National convention     With the beginning of August, a new school year is getting closer. That means back-to-school shopping which can be an expensive endeavor when you have multiple children that all need new supplies, clothes, and shoes.     In an effort to reduce the burden on Iowa taxpayers and leave more money...
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...
06/28/2016 - 3:08pm
Summer fun in Iowa   Summer Adventures     County fair season has officially kicked off in District 54 with the Butler County Fair this week. I really enjoy visiting each of the county fairs in the district because it gives me an opportunity to talk with constituents and hear about their ideas and concerns.    ...
06/14/2016 - 3:40pm
Final action        With the arrival of June, it means that warmer weather and summer is here. Our free time will soon be filled with county fairs, cook outs, parades and more time with family. I know that I’m looking forward to this summer!      Recently, Gov. Terry Branstad completed action on...
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