We have finished the sixteenth week of this legislative session. According to the calendar, this week is the end of this session, but we are not finished yet. For that reason, we will be back …

Only America and 49 other countries – out of 187 – celebrate Mother’s Day. Besides relatives showering women with cards, flowers, and gifts, there is a long overdue action we must deliver to females.

Last week one day while running errands throughout the countryside of Independence, I drove by a Buchanan County icon – Fort Pentecost. Ah, the memories! I reminisced of all the times my good …

In the Iowa Senate, we debated several bills, confirmed governor appointments to boards and commissions, and continued to work and complete research while finalizing our budget bills. The legi…

Week 15 was filled with anticipation of wrapping up the legislative session sooner than later; however, before session can be completed, the budget bills need to be passed by each chamber.

It was Week 15 here in Des Moines. Here are a few capital updates.

Last Friday morning, I had to be in Waterloo by about 8:30 a.m. On my way heading west, I quickly noticed several law enforcement cars in the other lane heading east. Then a few more, and then…

How would repealing step-up in basis tax proposals harm family farmers and small businesses?

We are wrapping up Week 14 at the capital. Here are a few capital updates.

In the Iowa House, there were just two days of debate during Week 13 on a mix of bills, some of which originated in the House and some that originated in the Senate. A few of the bills that we…

What’s wrong with For the People Act?

It is Week 13 here in Des Moines. Funnel week has concluded, and we are now working towards finishing the session. Here is a short recap of this week.

Personally, one of the signs for me that spring is near is that I finally decide to clean my desk. You see, I have a messy desk. People send me all kinds of information. Useless for sure, but …

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