Monday, March 25, 2019

First Funnel 2019: List of Eligible Bills

On Friday, March 8, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligibl ...

Legislative Democrats Release Plan to Put Iowans First

Democratic lawmakers outlined their agenda called Putting Iowans First at the State Capitol this week.  After heari ...

Inside the Iowa House: Keep Politics Out of Iowa Courts

The way Iowa selects judges has been a model for the nation for decades.  It’s a merit based selection process that ...

Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and ...

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State Grants $14.75M for Next-Generation Ethanol Plant

State Grants $14.75M for Next-Generation Ethanol Plant

In the 2007, the Legislature created the Iowa Power Fund and the Office of Energy Independence to keep Iowa a world leader in renewable energy production and technology.   The Power Fund Board made its largest award yesterday with a $14.5 million gra ...

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Candidate Profile: Tim Hoy, District 44

Candidate Profile: Tim Hoy, District 44

Tim Hoy and his wife, Melody, a registered pharmacist, own and operate Eldora Valu-rite Pharmacy and Ahoy Fountain. Tim has been active in his community. He has been a city council member, mayor and founding chairperson for the Eldora Trees Forever c ...

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Candidate Profile: John Bearden

Candidate Profile: John Bearden

Chris Bearden, 47, grew up in Tama and attended South Tama Schools. He graduated in 1979. After graduation, Chris began working with Packaging Corporation of America. The plant was subsequently sold and is now Caraustar Industries. Chris has been a m ...

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Rebuild Iowa Continues Work on Initial Report

Rebuild Iowa Continues Work on Initial Report

The state's Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission met yesterday and will continue today to complete work on the initial 45 day report due to the Legislature and Governor Culver by September 2nd.  The commission is reviewing reports completed by nine recov ...

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Candidate Profile: Terry Hertle, District 39

Candidate Profile: Terry Hertle, District 39

Terry Hertle, a lifelong resident of Benton County, has lived in only one place – his family’s century farm north of Newhall. His ambition was always to be a farmer. After a lifetime of farming, he has decided to retire. Two years after graduating fr ...

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Iowa Lands Microsoft Data Center

Iowa Lands Microsoft Data Center

State officials announced today that the Microsoft Corporation will build a $550 million data center in West Des Moines that will create between 50-100 new jobs at an average wage of $70,000.  Microsoft officials said Iowa landed the center, in part, ...

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Candidate Profile: Gretchen Lawyer, District 36

Candidate Profile: Gretchen Lawyer, District 36

Gretchen grew up on a family farm outside of Macomb, Illinois, with her parents and two brothers. The family ran a large hog operation in addition to farming corn and soybeans. Gretchen graduated from Macomb Senior High School, where she was a member ...

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