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The best part of my Monday morning drive to Des Moines runs straight through a recently completed 58-turbine wind farm in Poweshiek County. The slow, elegant blades always fill me with hope and … more
This week is our first funnel deadline in the Legislature. All 150 legislators are permitted to file a bill on any topic they choose. This leads to hundreds and even thousands of bills being … more
Editor’s note: The following is a paid editorial by Fred Grunder of Wilton.Editor:The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was voted on in the U.S. Senate on Feb. 27. This bill would … more
I’ve been stuck thinking a lot this week about political correctness. Based on my job and the news and political shows I watch on TV, I actually shake my head at how sensitive we’ve gotten in a … more
This week, I’m proud to announce the launch of the Iowa Future Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral group of Iowa’s youngest legislators. Alongside my Future Caucus co-chairs, fellow Senator Zach … more
As we begin the seventh week of the Legislative Session, many policies and committee work begin to take shape. My State Government Committee has been one of the busiest in the Capitol. To date, we … more
If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it. In a matter of around 45-60 minutes, the Durant bowling team members had their hearts ripped from their chests and put back in again by the Iowa High … more
On Feb. 9 and 10, I held my first “wave” of 2019 listening post events. I held seven listening posts in a 36-hour span across three counties, driving just over 150 miles to Tipton, … more
Editor:The Republicans in the Iowa Legislature have introduced legislation that would change how Iowa judges are chosen. The legislation would cover appointments to the two statewide appellate courts … more
Editor:Every Iowa voter, regardless of political persuasion, should be fully alarmed by the efforts of Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Republican legislators to alter the way Iowa judges are chosen. For … more
I had a very interesting yet pleasant experience while attending the Durant vs. Danville Regional girls’ basketball game Feb. 9. I needed it after our Wildcat girls suffered such a heart-wrenching … more
As we begin our fourth week of the legislative session, many topics of interest are making their way through the committee process. This involves subcommittees, testimony from the public and input … more
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