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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Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to Washington because of a snowstorm, the two hit the road together, tweeting and livestreaming their trip north. They fielded questions along the way on...
Next week is Farm Safety Week, which coincides (roughly) with the start of harvest season. Many farmers have greatly improved on their caution level, as advances have been made in harvesting equipment and education. Thankfully, it is rare that you hear of catastrophic farming incidents, but when...
By Johnathan Hladik, johnathanh@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided hard-working young people and their families with a measure of stability. This policy protects individuals who came to this country as children from deportation and allows...
Much of the relationship between the people and their governments is built on trust. But that relationship is fragile—especially when government goes out of its way to keep the public in the dark. That’s occurring too often in Iowa with video recordings made by law enforcement agencies,...
We talked about hitting all three area (Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota State Fairs) in the same year, and this year we achieved that goal. So, while they are still fresh in my mind, I thought this was a good time to compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses (in my opinion) of each....
To hysterical Trump haters (sorry, but I’m using the “hate” reference without permission from the Southern Poverty Law Center), shame on you for hypocritical duplicity in your relentless bashing our President. This is particularly evident in the recent charges of being a white supremacist and Nazi...
An interesting thing keeps happening to me. Every few days, someone—an acquaintance, a colleague, even a stranger on the street—approaches me. They ask some version of the same question: What can we do to pull ourselves out of this dark period? For the many Americans who respect representative...
I have been saying it for years, and you likely have read it in this space previously—a little (or even a lot) of toilet paper does not really hurt anything, and it is a harmless way for kids to blow off steam and celebrate. I of course am talking about Homecoming week, and the extracurricular...
One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them. I met JFK twice for brief...
We have seen in the past, proposals to “fix” our broken health care system. Some have been advanced, only to fail both in Congress and reality. But, there is an easy answer lurking in the background that most politicians do not want to address—single-payer health. Single-payer national health...

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