Linda Upmeyer

03/21/2017 - 3:00pm
Opportunities and challenges      Our work to enact policies that move Iowa forward continued this week as we spent many hours on the floor in debate. We passed several bills this week that will benefit the majority of Iowans and make our state a great place to raise a family or grow a business. Here are a few of the highlights:      • School Funding...
11/29/2016 - 4:55pm
A time to be thankful      With the Thanksgiving weekend come and gone, we all had an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for this year. I hope you all had a great holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.      This past Election Day, I was elected to serve my...
10/18/2016 - 4:01pm
Budgeting principles protect taxpayers   Farmers are spending hours in their fields, the leaves are changing colors, and the temperature outside continues to cool.  Fall is certainly here!    The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week to issue their latest revenue projections for the current budget year as well as...
10/04/2016 - 2:48pm
Early Voting Time   October is here and the chilly weather didn’t wait a second to come as well.  As fall gets underway, that means harvest season is nearly here.  Soon enough, farmers will be spending countless hours out in the fields doing what they do best:  feeding the world.  Be sure to watch for slow moving...
09/13/2016 - 4:48pm
Ensuring Accountability        A few months back, the state’s Medicaid program transitioned from an antiquated fee-for-service model, to a new managed care program.  Medicaid Modernization, initiated by Governor Branstad in 2015, tasks three managed care organizations (MCOs) with coordinating the healthcare of...
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...
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