At the ripe old age of 26, I returned to Osceola, Iowa to be the Director of the Clarke County Office of the Iowa Department of Human Services. My office was down the hall from the offices of the treasurer, auditor, and recorder. Afte ...Read More »
This year, the Legislature worked on many bills relating to Iowa’s natural resources. One piece of legislation gives the State Forest Nursery more flexibility in pricing the seeds and plants they sell. The nursery provides good-quality native plant m ...Read More »
The Department of Education is required to issue a new bid process for the assessment that Iowa will use in public schools, and the State Board of Education will evaluate and make a decision on which test to implement. The new law approved this year ...Read More »
In a surprise ending, the Legislature passed language that will allow persons with a valid registration card to get cannabidiol with a THC level of not more than 3% in Iowa. This was done as a next step to Iowa’s current Medical Cannabidiol Act, whic ...Read More »
Despite objections from thousands of Iowans, Republicans at the State Capitol unraveled 40 years of teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, and other working Iowans having a voice in their own workplace this year. Written behind closed doors without ...Read More »
Breast cancer affects every Iowan in different ways. According to the American Cancer Society, finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Breast ca ...Read More »
Voters in Iowa will have more hurdles and less time to vote after Republican lawmakers approved new changes to Iowa’s elections this legislative session. The changes include shortening the voting window and requiring a photo ID to vote. The legislati ...Read More »
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