Linda Upmeyer

02/03/2016 - 10:55am
Putting the pieces together      Some of the big pieces of this year’s session are beginning to fall into place and the Legislature is moving along efficiently. Committees and subcommittees are hard at work doing their business with the Iowans they represent in their minds. The Capitol has been full of Iowans each week and I’ve had many opportunities to speak with...
10/27/2015 - 2:57pm
Caution Flags With Halloween upon us next week, that means that the Holiday Season is right around the corner. Soon we will all be getting ready to spend time with family and friends over Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners as we head into the New Year. It’s hard to believe that we are only about two months away from 2016. Last week the...
10/06/2015 - 12:39pm
Iowa’s farm economy in decline Autumn is finally upon us, which brings one of my favorite times of the year in Iowa. Pumpkin patches, football and harvest season fill our weekends, and we’re treated to absolutely gorgeous weather while we watch the leaves change colors. It’s truly hard to think of a better time of year. In...
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...
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...
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