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The House Majority has continually made Iowa’s K-12 schools one of our top priorities every year. more
This has been a trying couple weeks for our families, schools, and community. The frigid weather has gripped much of the country, produced record-breaking lows across the Midwest. more
During this third week of session, the Senate’s focus continues to be our subcommittee work, as more and more bills are being filed. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle have been filing legislation to advance policy they would like to see move forward. So far, more than 200 bills have already been filed. In the first few weeks of session, over 70 subcommittee meetings, on a variety of topics, have been held to discuss the bills which have been filed. more
Statement from Iowa Corn Growers Association chairman Mark Recker, a farmer from Arlington, Iowa: more
As I travel the state I see Iowans both on the farm and in town who take being good stewards of the land very seriously. more
Senate Republicans worked the last two years to pass policies that create a pathway to improve Iowa’s business climate. It is outstanding to see those successes come to fruition each and every week. The most recent piece of great news: Iowa now stands alone as boasting the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. more
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the President announced his agreement last Friday to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security continue. more
I will venture a guess that some parents or guardians in the North Scott area would second guess a student’s choice to take an agriculture class.When I encourage a community member to consider enrolling their student in an agriculture class, I am often met with the response, “Sounds great! But our family doesn’t live on a farm.” However, I quickly counter with a common statement among the youth of North Scott, “Bet.” more
Congressman Dave Loebsack on Jan. 16 called on U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) to resign for the good of the people of Iowa. Loebsack said that while Steve King has a long history of making hateful and disgusting remarks, by having his committee assignments taken away, he is no longer able to effectively serve the people of Iowa. more
The 88th General Assembly convened at the Statehouse this week for the opening days of the 2019 legislative session. more
As children, we dive into the pages of classic picture books such as "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Cat in the Hat," or "Madeline" to be entertained by stories while being carried to other worlds. As time passes, our books morph into novels, textbooks, or non-fiction interests and picture books are forgotten. But picture books should remain on our bookshelves for many reasons. more
Even though the city of Eldridge is named after Jacob Eldridge, the man never lived there.    more
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