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We were honored to be named the Wilton Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Outstanding Business at the annual Chamber dinner held Jan. 15 at the Wilton Community Center.     Our modest 4-person staff … more
    Committee work is underway as the second week of session has come and gone. For a reminder, I serve on the following committees: State Government, Local Government, Environmental Protection, … more
    I’ve joined 20 of my colleagues in the Iowa Senate to introduce SF 2058, a bill to end privatized Medicaid and put Iowans back in control of a state-run system that provides affordable … more
I am going to yield most of my column space this week to a longer than usual letter to the editor from Jeff Kaufmann. Depending on who you are and/or your age, you may know Jeff for one of several … more
Editor:     Driving through the heavy snow fall recently, I ended up traveling on Sixth Street in Wilton and past the old elementary school site. Visibility was poor, almost like a haze, and I … more
    The first week of session is steeped in tradition. Leaders from the three branches of state government share their vision for a better Iowa. There are lots of good ideas, but ultimately, we … more
Editor:     A legislator from your area wants to outlaw effective enforcement cameras.     Regarding traffic enforcement cameras, opponents always give us the same old worn out spiel, … more
    The first week of our 2018 legislative session highlighted the Governor’s State of the State speech. It was a historic speech as Gov. Kim Reynolds is the first woman to serve as governor of … more
With the 2018 Iowa Legislative session officially under way, we begin this week with more politically charged columns. State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann has submitted his first editorial of the session (see … more
Editor:     The Iowa Legislature reconvenes this week. Bill Dix, Senate Majority Leader, has stated he wants a repeat of last year. Let’s hope not!     If you want the Highway Patrol … more
Editor:     The Iowa Legislature gathers for a new lawmaking session this week.     I hope that we can tie into the “tax reform” discussions, a better understanding of the tasks that … more
    The 2018 Legislative session has officially begun. I expect a busy year and always appreciate when my constituents respond to this column with feedback. For my first column of 2018 I want to … more
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