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You may have read recently that scientists in Switzerland have determined that in order to battle climate change, we would need to plant 1 trillion trees globally. more
Election cybersecurity is a race without a finish line. There are new and constantly evolving threats out there every day from foreign governments, and from bad actors across the globe. We must remain vigilant in protecting our elections. I want you to know that here in Iowa, that is our number one priority. more
The purpose of this memo is to inform you of an upcoming raid to arrest a woman living in New York City who we plan to send back to her country of origin, France. more
The United Nations has designated July 30th as the World Day Against Human Trafficking in Person. The purpose is to raise awareness of this devastating issue of modern day slavery and to show how this heinous crime is growing not only globally but also here in Iowa. more
The mere mention of the word “tariff” will get you swift reaction wherever farmers gather for coffee these days. Tariffs are now a litmus test for the true Trump believer. If the economy goes into recession in 2020, a growing possibility, tariffs are going to bear considerable blame. more
The 2018-19 school year was a year of firsts for me as a superintendent of schools. We had a number of challenges that rarely happen, but we continued to have a great deal of success. I am proud to say that we did not let our challenges define us. more
"There is a human rights crisis at our border, and now is an urgent time to act ..." more
Throughout its history, Iowa has been a place where women break barriers. Time after time, Iowa women have shown if they set their minds to something, work hard and believe in themselves, they can accomplish anything. more
Republican state Reps. Ross Paustian, Norlin Mommsen and Gary Mohr, in a news release, named the following as significant new laws which will take effect July 1: more
Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, our three bedroom open home was just like you might see in Florida. more
The prairie grass waved gently in the wind, and the river flowed as it always had, uncaring of the scene that was being carried out just a short distance to the west. more
I opposed Senate File 634 and encouraged the Governor to veto the bill. As state treasurer, I have been a vocal advocate for the hardworking Iowans, their families, and their communities, who depend on IPERS in retirement. more
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