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Editor: Some of us are weary of the two parties attempting to only embarrass the other party while avoiding solving real problems. Here is a short list of subjects that any voter can ask … more
Last week the Capitol saw a big priority of mine make important progress. I have been a champion of fighting animal cruelty for the last several years, and last week one of the bills I have been … more
Recent flooding across Iowa has caused, by Governor Reynolds’ estimation, approximately $1.6 billion — with a “B” — in property damages, since floodwaters started rising in mid March. Some … more
During every legislative session I either host or attend 20-plus legislative forums and listening posts. They take place in every corner of the district plus Muscatine and Iowa City. Constituent … more
For those of us that watch cable news nightly or even take it step(s) further and watch Fox News, CNN, MSNBC or other stations, one thing that has remained a constant in the past couple years is that … more
On the morning of Saturday, March 23, we had our final round of legislative forums hosted by the League of Women Voters for this 2019 legislative session. They were well attended, and we had some … more
Editor: The City Council is taking the initiative to conduct a feasibility study for a hotel on Wilton’s west end. I might suggest that the study include the idea of a recreation center as part … more
Editor: Kim Reynolds is orchestrating a blatant grab for power. She wants to corrupt the judicial system by changing the way judges are appointed, from the present nonpartisan way to a way that … more
The NCAA tournament bracket is out. March Madness is upon us. My favorite time of year! Each year, tens of millions of Americans fill out brackets while looking to pick that ultimate upset — or … more
The theme of this week’s column is highlighting the bipartisan work we are doing in Des Moines. Iowa is not Washington, D.C. We are required to pass a balanced budget and that requires working … more
Having made it through the first funnel week, we kept up the momentum and launched into floor debate. As a freshman legislator, I am still learning the protocol and decorum of floor speaking, and … more
Editor: Why would Gov. Kim Reynolds, when visited this past week by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, insist on a closed-door meeting to strategize the introduction of DeVos’ so-called … more
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