Linda Upmeyer

01/27/2015 - 11:43am
Legislature tackles education funding last week   Week two of the legislative session is under our belts and our committees have quickly gotten down to business.      One of the issues we committed to addressing immediately when this legislative session began was the amount of funding that will be provided to our K-12 schools for the 2015-16 school year. This week...
06/03/2014 - 11:43am
The warmer spring temperatures have brought reinvigorating activity to Iowa’s landscape.  Headlights from tractors can be spotted in the fields late at night as farmers continue to busily plant for a bountiful harvest in the fall, gardeners have returned to their gardens to grow fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers to enjoy all...
05/12/2014 - 12:23pm
With the adjournment of the 2014 legislative session, the work of the 85th General Assembly is complete. In my role as the Majority Leader, I had the privilege to provide closing remarks at the end of this year's session.  During those remarks, I noted that at the beginning of the 85th General Assembly, back in ...
04/22/2014 - 2:51pm
Busy week at the statehouse Another productive week in the House is under our belts.  We continue to work hard on behalf of Iowans as we wind down the list of policy bills on our debate calendar and make additional progress on the budget bills. Tuesday, April 22 marks the 100th calendar day of the session.  Our goal was to have our...
04/15/2014 - 10:23am
The warming temperatures, green grass, and longer daylight hours are sure signs that spring has arrived in Iowa. After the long winter, I have no doubt we are all looking forward to getting outdoors and enjoying the state’s great activities and events.      You may be following the recent news coverage regarding the...
04/08/2014 - 12:06pm
Busy week in the House This past week was a productive one in the House.  In addition to passing numerous policy bills, we also began the process of passing this year's budget bills off the floor.  As we continue to work toward adjournment, we will remain focused on passing a responsible budget with the taxpayers of Iowa in...
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