Thursday, February 21, 2019

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 ...

Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

Iowa judges are selected using a merit selection process. A nonpartisan commission nominates qualified individuals ...

Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

In the first vote in the Iowa House in 2019, Republican lawmakers voted to deny 29 Iowans their right to vote. On a ...

GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

Republican lawmakers in charge of the Election Contest Committee said late Tuesday that they will not allow disenfr ...

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Film Industry Builds in Burlington

Film Industry Builds in Burlington

State Representative Mark Davitt of Indianola won approval of a bill (House File 892) last year to boost Iowa's film industry.  The effort is paying off in Burlington where a new casting agency held their first casting call.  A clip from the Burlingt ...

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Recommendations on Energy Efficiency

Recommendations on Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficiency study committee wrapped up work on yesterday and made 18 recommendations, which includes a energy efficiency goal of $9 billion in savings over the next ten years.  State Representative Nathan Reichert of Muscatine co-chairs the ...

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The Week Ahead, November 12

The Week Ahead, November 12

Energy Efficiency Study Committee Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 9:00AM Rm 103, Supreme Court Chamber, State Capitol Administrative Rules Review Committee Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 9:00AM Room 22, State Capitol Legislative Commission on Affordable ...

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Rep. Tyler Olson to Chair Health Care Committee

Rep. Tyler Olson to Chair Health Care Committee

House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque has appointed State Representative Tyler Olson of Cedar Rapids as chair of the Health Care Services subcommittee that will examine ways to make health care more affordable for small businesses. “Businesses large an ...

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Passenger Rail Service in Iowa

Passenger Rail Service in Iowa

Iowa entered into a compact this year with neighboring states to develop long-range plans for expanded passenger rail service in the Midwest.  State Representative Paul Bell of Newton serves on the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact and the Io ...

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Kelley to Lead Financial Services

Kelley to Lead Financial Services

State Representative Doris Kelley of Waterloo has been tapped to lead the House Financial Services Standing Subcommittee by House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque. The subcommittee will review all legislation relating to banks and credit unions. The sub ...

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Wenthe Headlines Fayette Veterans Day

Wenthe Headlines Fayette Veterans Day

From the Fayette County Union Newspaper:  GUEST SPEAKER – State Representative Andrew Wenthe of Hawkeye stands alongside the Veterans Memorial in Fayette. Wenthe has been named the guest speaker for the 45th Annual North Fayette Veterans Day program ...

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