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Last week the Senate Education and Appropriations committees passed Senate File 94, known as the Students First Act. I am receiving a lot of emails, phone calls and comments from constituents on this bill. more
The last several years have certainly provided some unique and substantial challenges. Yet, despite the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, inflation, and a weather whiplash (from flooding to derechos to drought), we continue to see record engagement in our state’s conservation activity. There has never been more awareness, resources, partners, people, and actual conservation work getting done in the state of Iowa than we have today.  more
I recall, some 25 years ago, sitting on the stage of North Scott Senior High, my favorite place upon this earth, surrounded by strangers, extremely talented strangers, I might add. Among them was a man I had not seen on stage before. Decidedly not a high schooler, and fairly obviously, not a recent graduate. more
We welcomed 14 new members into the Iowa Senate and elected Sen. Amy Sinclair as the Senate president and Sen. Jack Whitver as majority leader.  more
Last week was a flurry of introductions, appointments, and discussion about what we want to get done this session. Coming off our very successful year last year, the House has set out many goals we wish to accomplish. Education and property taxes are at the top of the list of priorities.  more
While the military is trained to act in defense for our country, police officers are trained to act in defense of others and the law. While those in the military stand as soldiers of freedom, police officers stand as soldiers of the constitution of their individual states. Both took an oath of office; both defend our basic democratic freedoms that we enjoy today: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. more
Cutting in corporate America on climate policy appears to be clearing a path for a rational farm bill discussion as the new Congress organizes. more
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. more
Thankfully we are six weeks past the 2022 midterm election. I can hear many voters exuding a sigh of relief and shouting, after $17 billion was spent on disinformation, misinformation and the occasional truthful political ad, “yes, finally, the election is over.” more
On behalf of the North Scott School District and communities, I would like to publicly thank Scott Campbell for all he has done for the entire North Scott community. more
Barring a miracle, Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status is over. more
A candidate confronted by sagging poll numbers often offers a standard response: The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day. more
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