Opinion

03/21/2017 - 3:53pm
Rewards for endured faith      While proper management and attention to the small details sets a community up for success, administration is only part of the equation in creating prosperity for its members. The other factor is luck.      The truth is that fine-tuning revenues and expenditures only make a community more efficient with the money it currently...
02/28/2017 - 5:00pm
Funnel week approaching      With funnel week fast approaching, committee work took the focus this week to make sure that key legislation continues to stay alive. The legislative “funnel” is a rule that requires bills to receive approval from at least one committee to remain eligible for consideration. If a bill...
02/21/2017 - 5:02pm
Dominoes      There are many aspects of Iowa education that could be debated, from methods of school funding, to who should actually supply funding, to best practices of academic success. But what can’t be argued is the fact that the last several decades have shown the priority education is to our legislators.  ...
02/21/2017 - 5:01pm
31 Days Later      So are we tired of winning yet?      Hard to believe it's been only a month since Donald Trump became the President of the United States. Can it have really only been thirty days since the newly elected President stood up in front of a memorial for killed CIA agents and lied about the...
02/21/2017 - 5:01pm
Woody to Arlo; Now That's Progress.     At a recent musical event, we had a moment to stand and stretch while singing Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land.” A gentleman nearby held his Korean War Veteran hat over his heart as if we were singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”     Guthrie...
02/21/2017 - 5:00pm
Scrapping Iowans’ health security is an attack on workers      The last couple weeks at the Statehouse, we’ve been focused on standing up to an attack on hard-working Iowans. I’m standing up because I believe law enforcement officers, fire fighters, teachers, nurses and other Iowa workers deserve fairness and...
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