Linda Upmeyer

08/05/2014 - 3:02pm
Education initiatives a priority for Legislature in 2014        ment time is always a good reminder that the next school year is right around the corner. Families will soon be making the transition from one routine to another: As summer sports, pool time and camps wrap up, fall sports, academics and extracurricular activities are soon to follow.   ...
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...
03/04/2014 - 11:48am
It's hard to believe we have completed the seventh week of the legislative session.  We saw a great deal of floor action this week, including passing legislation that better protects Iowans and makes our state an even safer place to raise a family. 

 The tragedy that occurred last summer in Fort Dodge ...
02/25/2014 - 4:11pm
This week’s winter storm did not hinder the good work being accomplished in the Iowa House. We successfully concluded the first “funnel,” which is a deadline for legislators to pass bills out of their respective policy committees in either the House or Senate, in order to remain eligible for further consideration....
02/18/2014 - 1:11pm
Happy Valentine’s Day! We may be getting a slight reprieve from the frigid temperatures, but I’ve hardly had a chance to notice with the busy week we’ve had at the Capitol. We experienced our first floor debate of the legislative session and, in preparation for next week’s first funnel, committees continued to work hard...
02/11/2014 - 11:30am
Discussing the K-12 Supplemental State Aid With Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow earlier this week, it appears we will be enduring winter's fury for at least six more weeks.  Nonetheless, I'm hopeful we will experience at least some relief from the record-breaking bitter cold temperatures in the coming days...
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