Linda Upmeyer

02/21/2017 - 4:59pm
A win for taxpayers      Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws.  On Thursday afternoon, both the House and Senate passed House File 291 and sent it the Governor, where we expect him to sign the bill into law.      These much needed reforms will restore balance to Iowa’s outdated...
01/10/2017 - 3:23pm
Kicking off the 2017 session     With the holidays in the past and a new year upon us, newfound optimism is always afoot.  I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with family and friends over Christmas and hope you all had an opportunity to do so as well.     A few weeks back, the Revenue Estimating...
11/29/2016 - 4:55pm
A time to be thankful      With the Thanksgiving weekend come and gone, we all had an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for this year. I hope you all had a great holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.      This past Election Day, I was elected to serve my...
10/18/2016 - 4:01pm
Budgeting principles protect taxpayers   Farmers are spending hours in their fields, the leaves are changing colors, and the temperature outside continues to cool.  Fall is certainly here!    The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week to issue their latest revenue projections for the current budget year as well as...
10/04/2016 - 2:48pm
Early Voting Time   October is here and the chilly weather didn’t wait a second to come as well.  As fall gets underway, that means harvest season is nearly here.  Soon enough, farmers will be spending countless hours out in the fields doing what they do best:  feeding the world.  Be sure to watch for slow moving...
09/13/2016 - 4:48pm
Ensuring Accountability        A few months back, the state’s Medicaid program transitioned from an antiquated fee-for-service model, to a new managed care program.  Medicaid Modernization, initiated by Governor Branstad in 2015, tasks three managed care organizations (MCOs) with coordinating the healthcare of...
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