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"I plan to continue acting like I have the virus and I don't want to transfer it to anyone else. I believe that we all can help or coach or remind each other to do the same ..." more
"This is a bad bill. We should encourage voter participation, not strive to prevent it ..." more
I had planned to write about other things this week, but sometimes circumstances claim a higher priority. more
Sen. Roby Smith says he was listening to constituents when he pushed through major restrictions last week on Iowa’s wildly successful early voting. more
Things often are not always what they appear to be at first glance. For example, despite what a handwritten note said in 1969, I was not a kidnapper. more
June 14, 1995: The North Scott softball team was off to a 14-0 start, including wins over Durant, Clinton, and a sweep at the North Polk Invitational. Christy Dalton pitched four no-hitters, including three perfect games. more
Since the coronavirus pandemic settled over life as we once knew it, I have spent a lot of time with my chainsaw out here at the farm. more
Our first week back in the Iowa Senate after the “pandemic pause” saw over 20 bills debated on the senate floor, covering a wide variety of issues. A few bills and items of note this week include: more
The legislative session re-started this week, continuing the work from early March and adding to it a few new challenges for the months ahead. Work in the legislature looks much different than it did when we paused. more
The Revenue Estimating Conference met last Friday afternoon to revise their estimates for fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022. The meeting was one of the longer meetings in recent memory, as the panel held an extensive discussion on what they envision for state revenue numbers in Fiscal Year 2021. All three members of the REC emphasized that the new figures were subject to change, based on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.     more
"The Scott County Historical Society would like to thank Mark Ridolfi for the article and pictures in last week issue in the B section ..." more
"If that rogue cop felt George needed to be murdered for the worst things he's done in his life, and took it upon himself to be judge, jury and executioner, he could have at least committed his heinous crime in a dark alley ..." more
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