Knowing Iowa’s 88th General Assembly (2019-2020) ended as a mind-boggling head-spinner, hope springs eternal as the 89th General Assembly (2021-2022) convened on January 11.

The 2021 Iowa State Legislative Session has started with a lot of activity. The Capitol is open, and we will be conducting our business for Iowans.

INDEPENDENCE – The deadline for submitting letters to the editor of the Independence Bulletin Journal is Thursday at 5 p.m. for inclusion in Saturday’s edition. Letters normally run only in th…

I’m so honored to have the opportunity to represent my fellow Iowans in the Iowa Legislature. Being sworn in on January 11 with my 99 House colleagues was quite humbling.

DES MOINES – Two state senators – Dan Zumbach and Craig Johnson – who represent constituents in and around the Buchanan County area were sworn in at the beginning of the 89th General Assembly …

What is the Electoral College?

BUTLER COUNTY – Sen. Chuck Grassley has begun his annual tradition of holding question-and-answer sessions with Iowans in every county this year for the 41st year in a row. On Monday, January …

Wednesday was a tragic day in our nation’s history. The very institution that millions of people from across the world revere, visit, and look to for democratic decision-making was pillaged by…

In this New Year, I will always put Iowa first.

The government issued edicts telling people they had to return to their homes. Riots, protests, and racial tension rocked the land. The economy was terrible and people were starving. People we…

How has the Paycheck Protection Program helped small businesses keep their workforce?

Consumers may discover unexpected charges popping up on their credit card statements and other bills as a side effect of the pandemic.

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.