Linda Upmeyer

08/23/2016 - 12:22pm
IOWA: The best place to raise a family      Labor Day is near, which brings us a much-deserved long weekend to spend with family and friends. This also means that classes will resume for the thousands of students from all across the state. Good luck to all of our local students who will soon be heading back to school in the coming days or who have already begun their school...
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...
03/08/2016 - 5:31pm
Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs      There was plenty of debate last week in the House chamber as the next funnel deadline approaches. This week brings us the second funnel, which means that all Senate bills must be voted out of at least one House committee, and vice versa in the Senate, to remain...
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