Linda Upmeyer

07/22/2014 - 10:39am
House focused on increasing skilled workforce        The recent unseasonably chilly weather makes it feel more like harvest season than mid-July in Iowa! While I must admit it has been a refreshing break from the usual scorching heat and humidity, warmer temperatures appear to be on the horizon – just in time for RAGBRAI!      This year...
04/15/2014 - 10:23am
The warming temperatures, green grass, and longer daylight hours are sure signs that spring has arrived in Iowa. After the long winter, I have no doubt we are all looking forward to getting outdoors and enjoying the state’s great activities and events.      You may be following the recent news coverage regarding the...
04/08/2014 - 12:06pm
Busy week in the House This past week was a productive one in the House.  In addition to passing numerous policy bills, we also began the process of passing this year's budget bills off the floor.  As we continue to work toward adjournment, we will remain focused on passing a responsible budget with the taxpayers of Iowa in...
03/25/2014 - 11:19am
Saluting Dr. Norman Borlaug As the month of March wraps up, so do our students' winter sports activities.  I want to extend a hearty congratulations to all of our wrestling, boys basketball, and girls basketball athletes who had great success at the state tournament!  We now turn our attention to spring sports and I look forward...
03/18/2014 - 2:40pm
Second funnel deadline is upon us Spring is definitely in the air!  The warming temperatures did not distract us from completing another productive week at the Capitol.  We wrapped up the second legislative funnel, a deadline which requires policy bills to have cleared either the House or Senate and a committee of...
03/11/2014 - 11:17am
March certainly came in like a lion, but with the forecast ahead, I'm hopeful warmer temperatures will be here to stay. We had another very productive week in the Iowa House.  In addition to passing many overwhelmingly bipartisan bills off the House floor, we also reached agreement with the Senate Majority party on joint...
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