Greetings from Capitol Hill: Introduced Bills:
The items I have heard about the most from all of you are tax reform, water quality, Medicaid, and freedom of religion/speech.
Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me.
Dear Dave, I have cousins who are thinking about moving back to Connecticut from Virginia. They’ll be renting for a while, and I have an unoccupied rental house. Do you think renting to family is a bad idea? Katherine
Last Monday, lawmakers returned to the State Capitol for the start of the 2018 session.
Greetings from Capitol Hill Governor Reynolds Condition of the State Address

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Greetings from Capitol Hill: Introduced Bills: This week I have worked with fellow representatives to create two transportation bills, as well as, refile last year’s parent-taught driver’s education bill. The first transportation bill that has been drafted pertains to giving economic relief to...
The items I have heard about the most from all of you are tax reform, water quality, Medicaid, and freedom of religion/speech. This second week of the session, my focus was on how to make the 16 budgets I oversee a little smaller because revenue again came in smaller than predicted. A cut of two...
Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...
Dear Dave, I have cousins who are thinking about moving back to Connecticut from Virginia. They’ll be renting for a while, and I have an unoccupied rental house. Do you think renting to family is a bad idea? Katherine Dear Katherine, Renting to family can work out just fine, as long as there...
By Katie Rockkatier@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Iowa legislators reconvened last week. First on the agenda is expected to be a fast-tracked water quality bill. Critics say the bill is inadequate for providing short-term funding that fails to use a targeted watershed approach. Iowa’s water...
Last Monday, lawmakers returned to the State Capitol for the start of the 2018 session. It was a busy first week as leaders outlined their priorities and we also heard from the Governor, Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, and leader the Iowa National Guard. This session, House Democrats...
Greetings from Capitol Hill Governor Reynolds Condition of the State Address On Tuesday January 9, Governor Reynolds presented her first Condition of the State Address. Governor Reynolds replaced the former Governor Branstad when he was selected to become the American Ambassador for China. Gov....
Set aside for the moment, philosophical and scientific climate change arguing. Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord brought “energy and the environment” back into the news. Since that agreement has plenty for both liberals and conservatives to be unhappy with, perhaps we will eventually see at...
I hope that in 2018 we can re-focus on one of the defining characteristics of being an American: that we devote ourselves to something larger than ourselves This may seem odd, but as I look ahead to a year we all know will be momentous, you want to know what I feel most strongly? Gratitude. I’ll...
In light of the fact that I do not do New Year’s resolutions, I still wanted to commemorate the start of a new year—so I decided on wishes instead. Some are general, some more specific. Others are local, while many are worldwide. A few are silly, but most I think are both heartfelt and serious. So...

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