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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The council last week tabled action on a resolution of necessity for the proposed street project on E. 3rd and S. Winnebago Streets. They did so in the face of overwhelming opposition to the plan—primarily due to cost—by the impacted residents. As I noted before, it is understandable that people...
As the weather heats up and summer arrives, don’t make the mistake of letting your team and your business cool down. For many entrepreneurs, summer is the slowest time of the year. The kids are out of school, and many of your customers and clients are on vacation. If you’re not careful, you could...
It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly that even the Senate and House races have largely disappeared from view, the crucial...
President Obama has recommended an increase in Social Security (SS) benefits to be paid for by more taxes on the wealthy. He’s actually announcing to the next Administration that he isn’t going to get it done, so they’d better. He obviously thinks Social Security benefits are too “stingy” . Mr....
According to official records—June is the time to celebrate national “Great Outdoors Month” recognizing it as the start of the summer. Great Outdoors Week started in 1998 and expanded to Great Outdoors Month in 2004. I would hope that every month is “Great Outdoors Month,” but, for sake of this...
Newsflash: Donald Trump isn’t as retrograde on climate change as we thought. It turns out he’s well aware of the dangers of global warming­—at least to his golf courses. The Republican presidential hopeful is so concerned, in fact, that he’s petitioned the Irish government to let him build a...
I struggle with gun violence events and the maze of perplexing and conflicting statistics and arguments about gun violence in the U.S. I constantly come away feeling we are somehow “missing the boat.” In the face of decreasing violent crime and gun violence overall, we nevertheless do have a...
“Boy, there is nothing to do in this town.” “I wish we had _____ in Lake Mills.” Many of us have probably had thoughts similar to those expressed above at some point in our lives, related to our satisfaction with life in Lake Mills. It struck me several times over the past year, that as long-time...
Let’s face it - Medicare is confusing.  It’s even more confusing when changes in the law occur.  Sometimes those changes are easy to understand.   Other times laws are so hard to interpret that everyday Iowans throw their hands up in disgust without getting the answers they need. Luckily, the Iowa...

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