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I opposed Senate File 634 and encouraged the Governor to veto the bill. As state treasurer, I have been a vocal advocate for the hardworking Iowans, their families, and their communities, who depend on IPERS in retirement. more
On July 2, 1919, Iowa became the 10th state to ratify the right of all citizens, regardless of gender, to vote. Commemoration and celebration – from an Iowa perspective – of this 100-year anniversary is starting throughout the state. Twenty-six different projects and activities which are intended to educate the public regarding this monumental achievement have been in the planning stage since 2017. more
Ice, snow, and frigid temperatures push dreams of vacation into planning mode. Anyone familiar with my habits and obsessions will tell you that traveling is my passion and I crave adventure. It’s amazing how hours in a mini-van can bring a family closer and transform argumentative teenagers into temporary friends. When traveling anywhere, I do my research. Planning ahead saves time and energy on a vacation where you’re supposed to be relaxing. I’m often asked about travel details, so I thought I’d share some tips. more
"We are finally making some real progress in recognizing that women are an integral part of agricultural operations ..." more
"Please try to respect our flag and anthem, and even more importantly, what they stand for ..." more
"The election of 2020 is fast approaching, and the U.S. Senate is hoping the general public will forget Donald Trump’s scandals and illegal activities ..." more
Scott County Board of Supervisors chair Tony Knobbe was quoted in last week's NSP as saying "Physician, heal thyself" in response to state legislators who proposed a 2 percent cap on budget increases for cities, counties and schools. more
It was standing room only in a west Davenport kitchen for Sen. Richard Lugar’s 1995 treatise on nuclear proliferation. more
April 28, 2004: The Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce honored Lorenz Behrens of Long Grove as the “Volunteer of the Year.” Always a modest person, Lorenz had not sought any recognition for the many ways he had stepped forward to help without thought of compensation or thanks. Some of his associations included the American Legion, Eldridge Lions, North Scott FFA, Scott County Corn and Soybean Association, Faith Lutheran Church, the Iowa State Historical Society, and at the various races in the area: The Bix, Eldridge Moonlight Chase, Long Grove Strawberry Run, and the Donahue Sodbuster Run. more
When I thought about running for the Iowa Senate, I thought about how I could impact positive change with my experience, education and background. I wasn’t sure it was something I wanted to do, but after being on the school board for a full term of four years, I quickly learned that if I wanted to really impact education as well as other priorities that are important to me, that I needed to be in the Iowa Senate. I was worried after being on a non-partisan school board that the state legislative process would be frustrating and unproductive. While it was frustrating at times, I feel like it was the right decision for me, and I felt like I was able to use my skills, education and background to make a real difference in my first session as a state senator. more
Forty years ago a group of DeWitt business people marched up and down Sixth Avenue garnering support to make an offer on the “Majestic Theater,” historically known as the Operahouse. more
"I can't say enough as to how much we all enjoyed being there. Thank you. I look forward to the next production ..." more
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