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Republicans in the Iowa Legislature like to proclaim they are pro-life and pro-family. Most of the time, they act that way, pushing bills that they believe support parents and families. more
One of Will Rogers’ (1879-1935; social commentator) most widely quoted aphorisms was, “I’m not a member of any organized party.  I am a Democrat.” He also quipped. “If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.” more
This was the sixth week of the 2021 legislative session. The Senate passed several bills during the week, discussing a number of topics such as education funding, increasing flexibility of continuing education requirements, and the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). more
The Iowa House of Representatives debated numerous bills on both Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Amongst these bills were the following: more
This week we passed over 50 bills out of the Iowa House. Oftentimes when the legislature makes the news it is over issues that are partisan in nature. In reality, a majority of the bills that pass through our state government are common sense and often times make me wonder how they did not already exist. These bills are just good policy and usually pass unanimously through the House. more
"Great emphasis has been placed on showing how very serious the attack on the Capitol of the United States was, but no one yet, to my knowledge, has pointed out what element of good fortune was present ..." more
"The claims of voter fraud were investigated in 2020, and Trump went to court, but lost the election anyway. His claims were unfounded ..." more
"... In 2016 President Trump's Integrity Commission uncovered no evidence of voter fraud. In the 2020 Fact Check, reported no proof of GOP election fraud charges ..." more
"In a world of biased reporting, I expect more from our local newspaper; I also think our schools deserve better than to be drawn into partisan debate ..." more
"Republicans, please stop meddling with education and start supporting it ..." more
"Republicans want to make it harder to vote to cover up their inability to govern on the issues that directly affect the people of Iowa – available vaccines and health care, decent jobs, clean water and air, and highly educated citizens ..." more
"Voter laws. Yes ..." more
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