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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Not that wall. The wall I am talking about is much closer to home, and more imaginary than brick and mortar. I am thinking about the bustle and excitement around the Lake Mills area the past several weeks, and how we can keep that going in perpetuity. The Wall, would help us keep more dollars in...
Whether it’s a dog, cat or another furry (or scaly) friend, many people have pets who are more than just animals—they’re part of the family. Pets can be friends, they can offer nonjudgmental companionship when you’re feeling down and they can put a smile on your face. To provide the best care for...
Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It’s not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and may have a long-term impact on the stay-at-home parent’s career opportunities...
I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that even while confidence in the media drops to new lows and Time magazine feels moved to wonder “Is Truth Dead?” on its cover, huge numbers of Americans...
Season ticket holder or first timer, watching your team take the field or visiting new teams in a different venue, gripping your seat tightly during the finger-biting last minutes of a close game or cheering on a decisive win—sports can certainly be some of the best entertainment possible. Whether...
Back when I was in Congress, I got a call from a constituent one day. I’d recently voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and the man was more than irate. “Don’t you understand that we’ve got a serious spending and debt problem in this country?” he asked. “Why did you cast this idiotic vote?”...
It is that time of year once again, July Jubilee is happening this weekend. The weekend provides a time for citizens to not only step out of their routines, but have a little fun. While it provides a welcome respite from the summer doldrums to people living in the community, the weekend also is...
Cash flow issues are one of the big reasons small businesses fail. And these types of problems are directly related to an owner not staying on top of the numbers and having poor accounting practices. The good news is you don’t need a crystal ball to forecast what lies ahead for your company. By...
If you are anything like me, and my family, you find that you have a lot of “stuff,” when you take a moment to inventory the possessions in your home. I guess I have always known that, but it was really driven home this past year, as we have been cleaning out “stuff” from two houses, representing...
Many have been decrying the lack of political discourse over the past few years, and how uncivil we have become as a society. That was evident, for sure, in the past Presidential election, when rhetoric on both sides escalated to a disgusting level. It has also been evident in the actions of...

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