Linda Upmeyer

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 Day. We normally think of Tax Day as April 15,...
03/15/2016 - 11:49am
A win for taxpayers      The second funnel deadline is behind us, and with much of our policy work complete, attention will now turn to the state budget.      House Republicans will continue to practice fiscal discipline by spending less than the state collects and not using one-time funding to pay for...
03/08/2016 - 5:31pm
Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs      There was plenty of debate last week in the House chamber as the next funnel deadline approaches. This week brings us the second funnel, which means that all Senate bills must be voted out of at least one House committee, and vice versa in the Senate, to remain...
03/01/2016 - 11:07am
177,000 Iowa taxpayers      With funnel week behind us, the House turned its attention to debate last week. We spent many hours on the floor working through bills and getting them over to the Senate so they can go through the committee process and make their way to the governor for his signature.      I...
02/23/2016 - 5:17pm
Funnel week        Last week was the first funnel deadline, which means that for any House bill to remain eligible for consideration, it needed to pass at least one House committee, and vice versa for the Senate.      In a few weeks we’ll reach the second funnel, where Senate bills must pass at...
02/16/2016 - 3:03pm
Looking forward      This week brings the Legislature’s first “funnel” deadline, where House bills must pass at least one House committee and Senate bills must pass at least one Senate committee, to remain eligible for debate. With that deadline fast approaching, House members are working hard in subcommittees...
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