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This week I was very honored to receive the “Good Government” award from the Iowa Pharmacy Association. I was given this award due to my work investigating price gouging when it comes to … more
As I write this, we’re on a fast downhill slide to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses. It’s been a whirlwind of a week as the Democratic presidential candidates have been putting their final push into … more
For this week’s column I want to give you a sneak-peak behind the scenes into the State Government Committee. I am in my second year chairing this major legislative committee. We are consistently … more
As I wrote last week, my top legislative priority in 2020 is affordable housing, starting by finishing the work begun last year to protect Iowans who live in manufactured homes. This is an issue that … more
We’re going to get away from NFL predictions this week as the big game is set for Feb. 2 — Chiefs vs. 49ers. When seeing the brackets to begin the playoffs, these were my picks. We didn’t get … more
The 2020 session is officially underway. For my first column I am going to discuss a list of my top 8 priorities. These priorities are not ranked but rather a list of the topics I have been working … more
On Monday, Jan. 13, the Iowa Legislature gaveled in the 2020 session. This year, my top legislative priority will be on the topic of housing. For me, this starts with finishing the work begun last … more
One more week of NFL playoff predictions as we get closer to the Super Bowl. My predictions went better last weekend, going 3-1 with the only miss being everyone’s miss — Tennessee going into … more
I come to our readership this week with my tail between my legs. Last week I correctly predicted just one of four NFL opening round Wild Card games. We had such a jam-packed issue last week with … more
To say this holiday season has been a strange one with regard to news flow would be an understatement. I've been doing this for 20 years and I've never had a slower news cycle than the week between … more
Do you have a REAL ID? I had been hearing about the “star on your license” for several months, even receiving a pamphlet about it in the summer. Never being quite sure what it was about … more
It’s inevitable when you buy the pet … it’s going to end badly. You’re purchasing a small tragedy… The words above are courtesy of the late George Carlin, one of the most famous … more
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