The 2018 Legislature was scheduled to adjourn on Tuesday, April 17, but it won’t happen anytime soon.That’s because another week has gone by and GOP leaders who control both the House and Senate can’t agree on much of anything lately, especially o
Tax Reform and Budget:
A birthday party is a fun way to recognize important milestones in a child’s life. Family and friends are invited to join in the fun, and everyone enjoys a day of celebration.
As I write this we just survived perhaps the biggest snowstorm of the season, and are bracing for another round later this week. It is not an April Fools joke, although it is indeed the month of April.
 For me it started with Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech in 1963 when he proclaimed: “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
For the most part, we Americans value expertise. We want our physicians to possess knowledge and experience. We want our lawyers to know the law inside out.

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The time of year that parents celebrate and students dread—a new school year started yesterday. For parents, the start of the school year means a return to normalcy. The routine of preparing to get out the door each morning in time to make it to the bus or to school, followed by eight or nine...
With this year passing us by more quickly than ever, we are fast approaching the general election in November. I personally can’t believe it’s within sight already! I have a hard time preparing for each election because votes are cast for many people who will hold important jobs within our state...
  Q: What’s the federal government’s stake in seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s disease?   A: More than five million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly two-thirds of these individuals are women. And unless medical breakthroughs are discovered to unlock causes and cures, the...
Federal spending and the national debt. Those are two of the issues to be debated in the presidential election, and then in the trenches of Congress. The national debt is now over $19 trillion, and growing—although at a lower rate than a few years ago. Without some sort of reform, annual deficit...
Dear Dave, My husband and I had to rent a car on a recent trip to Florida. When we tried to pay with our debit card, the attendant told us he would have to pull our credit report if we used debit instead of credit. He said all rental car companies operate that way, because there was concern about...
Now that the conventions are over, I know that all eyes are on the fall presidential campaign. But I’m going to ask you to shift your focus a bit, to Congress. Don’t do it as a favor to me. Do it as a favor to the country. Congress is in the midst of a seven-week break. Its members left Washington...
I am listening and remain committed to addressing the difficulties private Medicaid has created for Iowa patients, health care providers and caregivers. Medicaid recipients, caregivers, patient advocates and health care providers are invited to share their concerns and suggestions about the...

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