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Editor's note: Extension of the Local Option Sales Tax, of which Rep. Mommsen writes, beyond 2029 is a necessary first step for the North Scott School District to be able to sell bonds for the YMCA project it is pursuing in cooperation with the city of Eldridge and the Scott County Family Y. more
One of the biggest issues that the Legislature is considering this session is whether the state should legalize sports betting. This conversation became a possibility last year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited gambling on professional and college sports. more
A woman’s bra is not the first thing that comes to mind when considering ways to empower survivors of human trafficking. Yet this unassuming undergarment has the power to bring freedom and hope to women who need to support themselves in other ways.  more
Teenagers rarely come to the doctor’s office unless they have strep throat, cough, or an injury. more
The House Majority has continually made Iowa’s K-12 schools one of our top priorities every year. more
This has been a trying couple weeks for our families, schools, and community. The frigid weather has gripped much of the country, produced record-breaking lows across the Midwest. more
During this third week of session, the Senate’s focus continues to be our subcommittee work, as more and more bills are being filed. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle have been filing legislation to advance policy they would like to see move forward. So far, more than 200 bills have already been filed. In the first few weeks of session, over 70 subcommittee meetings, on a variety of topics, have been held to discuss the bills which have been filed. more
Statement from Iowa Corn Growers Association chairman Mark Recker, a farmer from Arlington, Iowa: more
As I travel the state I see Iowans both on the farm and in town who take being good stewards of the land very seriously. more
Senate Republicans worked the last two years to pass policies that create a pathway to improve Iowa’s business climate. It is outstanding to see those successes come to fruition each and every week. The most recent piece of great news: Iowa now stands alone as boasting the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. more
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the President announced his agreement last Friday to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security continue. more
I will venture a guess that some parents or guardians in the North Scott area would second guess a student’s choice to take an agriculture class.When I encourage a community member to consider enrolling their student in an agriculture class, I am often met with the response, “Sounds great! But our family doesn’t live on a farm.” However, I quickly counter with a common statement among the youth of North Scott, “Bet.” more
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