Linda Upmeyer

06/23/2015 - 12:11pm
Budget decisions keep Iowa’s financial health in check   As local swimming pools, lakes and rivers begin to fill up across the state, it’s hard to believe we are already in the latter part of June!      Town festivals celebrating our communities’ rich and unique heritages are well underway. County fairs have kicked off across the state showcasing our...
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...
03/03/2015 - 2:38pm
Upmeyer criticizes Mason’s extravagant retirement package        It’s hard to believe the month of March has arrived. With the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, I am looking forward to the first signs of a refreshing Iowa spring.       Earlier this year, the University...
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