Opinion

03/24/2015 - 11:01am
Pinching pennies for natural resources   A new legislative proposal has the potential to generate more revenue for much-needed conservation projects that improve the environment and create more wildlife habitat throughout Iowa.      A three-member Senate subcommittee last week unanimously supported a bill that would raise the state’s 6 percent sales tax by 3/8 of a...
02/24/2015 - 11:52am
Preparing skilled workers is key to expanding middle class       Iowa must focus more attention on training skilled workers if we are going to expand our middle class and help working families recover from the national recession.     A skilled workforce is an incentiveto employers. Businesses looking to locate...
02/17/2015 - 12:14pm
Reader grateful for a helping hand   Letter to the Editor:        I wanted to take a moment to share with your readers something I experienced this week. Something good. I met someone this week. In fact, it was someone whom your readers are familiar with. What makes this notable to me is that the person that I met has...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
Fuming over fireworks        Each legislative session always forces a wide variety of topics to the forefront of public discourse. Be it debate over education funding or ongoing discussion about tax breaks, the General Assembly typically exhausts a fair share of pressing issues affecting Iowans on a daily basis.  ...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
The End Of Daily         It’s official. We are losing the most trusted newsman of this generation.      Also, Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC.      In an oddly timed juxtaposition, William’s six-month suspension coincides with Jon Stewart’s...
02/17/2015 - 12:10pm
Legislature discusses multiple education issues last week   The fifth week of the legislative session proved to be a productive one that will strengthen Iowa’s middle-class families and small businesses.      I’m happy to report that the first bill sent to the Governor this session will provide approximately $...
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