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We’re a mere few days away from perhaps the largest athletic event of the year at Wilton High School — District wrestling — which the Beaver wrestling program will host Saturday, Feb. 15. … more
We had a short week at the Statehouse due to the caucuses occurring on a Monday evening, and the tradition is for the Legislature not to meet for a formal session the day of the caucuses. The first … more
This week I want to write about the progress of two bills brought to me by constituents. I also want to discuss various pieces of legislation focusing on childcare. Nursing shortages are a real … more
We’ll try our best to put a bow on the football season this week with some Super Bowl talk and even some fantasy football updates. There may even be a little pop culture mixed in. I learned … more
In today’s column, I want to talk about how to effectively communicate with your state legislator by email. One of the hardest things to adapt to as a new legislator in today’s world is the … more
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
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