Linda Upmeyer

06/14/2016 - 3:40pm
Final action        With the arrival of June, it means that warmer weather and summer is here. Our free time will soon be filled with county fairs, cook outs, parades and more time with family. I know that I’m looking forward to this summer!      Recently, Gov. Terry Branstad completed action on the 2016 session by signing the final bills from...
04/12/2016 - 3:17pm
Unprecedented oversight        We started last week with a demonstration of new lighting for the State Capitol Building. Musco Sports Lighting, based out of Oskaloosa, has graciously donated this new lighting to replace the decades-old equipment that the Capitol currently uses. The state will only have to pay for...
04/05/2016 - 2:02pm
Medicaid Modernization launches      The pieces are slowly coming together as we begin to wind down this year’s session. Talks continue on the state budget and the number of bills on the debate calendar continue to drop off as we complete our work.      To cap off the week, I had the privilege of...
03/29/2016 - 11:17am
Resolution on education funding      Last week’s weather really kept us on our toes. Bright and sunny one day, rain another and winter storms in various parts of the state. Spring in Iowa continues to keep us guessing. It’s been great to see so many folks from home visiting the Capitol over spring break or coming in...
03/22/2016 - 3:17pm
Living within our means      Another productive week in the Iowa House is under our belts. We continue to work hard on behalf of Iowans as we move various pieces of policy forward that will make Iowa a better place to live and work.      Since session began, I have written nearly every week about how...
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...
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