Linda Upmeyer

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 House and Senate will work together to seek compromise...
04/07/2015 - 3:05pm
Disappointment looms after Medicaid bill fails        The warmer temperatures, sporadic rain showers and green grass beginning to peek through Iowa’s rich soil are all refreshing reminders that spring certainly has sprung in Iowa.         This week wrapped up the second legislative...
03/31/2015 - 1:26pm
Education issues still unresolved as second funnel week approaches   In preparation for next week’s second legislative funnel week, we passed many bills to the Senate that make our state stronger and an even greater place to raise a family. In order for these priorities to remain eligible for consideration this year, they must pass out...
03/24/2015 - 10:58am
New bill hopes to increase spending flexibility for local schools        We had a good week of debate in the House this week. We continue to focus on finding solutions for Iowans’ problems and doing what is best for our great state.       The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met this week...
03/17/2015 - 11:38am
Iowa lawmakers look to tackle federal recklessness        Spring Daylight Savings Time not only brought longer daylight hours, but much-anticipated and much-appreciated warm temperatures. However, we did not let the beautiful weather distract us from working hard at the Capitol.      This week was...
03/10/2015 - 8:02pm
Upmeyer happy with funnel week progress        In looking at the extended forecast, I am hopeful we’ve seen the last of sub-zero temperatures for this season.      This week was very much devoted to committee work as we completed the first funnel week of the legislative session. As you may recall...
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