Linda Upmeyer

08/25/2015 - 3:46pm
An amazing opportunity        This is a special newsletter for me to write this week. Last Thursday, I was elected by my colleagues to be the next Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives. I will now follow in the footsteps of my father, Del Stromer, who served as the speaker in the 1980’s while also blazing a new trail as the first woman to serve as speaker in...
04/14/2015 - 12:58pm
“Untrue” claims skew new gun legislation   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.      Through the passage of amendment H-1177 to SF 427, for the...
04/07/2015 - 3:05pm
Disappointment looms after Medicaid bill fails        The warmer temperatures, sporadic rain showers and green grass beginning to peek through Iowa’s rich soil are all refreshing reminders that spring certainly has sprung in Iowa.         This week wrapped up the second legislative...
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...
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