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Buoyed By Attacks On Trump, Clinton Heads Into Pivotal Week

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she sits down to talk during a campaign stop at a small restaurant in Vallejo, California, United States June 5, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSG4YM

By James Oliphant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton heads into what could be a defining moment for her efforts to secure the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this week as she rides a boost from her blistering attack on Donald Trump, her likely opponent in the Nov. 8 general election. Six states – California, Montana, […]

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Primary Election Poll


Oskaloosa, Iowa – The primary election is less than 3 weeks away. With the sheriff and supervisor position being contested by those in the Republican Party, the June 7 vote could be the deciding factor in who holds those offices in January. Use the polls located below to indicate who you support for those positions. […]

Rozenboom Report (4/30/2016)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

The 86th General Assembly came to a close at 6:10 PM on Friday, April 29. Much of what we do in the state legislature boils down to the last weeks when legislators must agree on how the state will spend taxpayer dollars. Every legislator and each of our 60,000+ constituents have programs and causes that […]

Sheets Snapshot – April 30, 2016

Rep. Larry Sheets (R) (photo by Don Hubbard)

Dear District 80 friends, Session is over. Appropriations Bills for Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Administration and Regulation, and more have been voted on. There were activity bursts between long lulls of waiting on the Senate. Voting extended to11PM or midnight repeatedly. We were always told we didn’t spend enough, even though we spent […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – April 21, 2016

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R)

April 21st, 2016 The 2016 Legislative Session is coming to an end and we are focused on the budget for these final days. This session has been both busy and productive and we have worked hard to do what’s best for Iowans. Because these are the final days, this will be the last newsletter that […]

Rozenboom Report (4/15/2016)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

Activity in the Senate is winding down and it appears that we are on track to wrap up the session in the next week. Work now is primarily being done in committee meetings as budgets are finalized. As always, my sights are set on budgeting for the state just as we budget as families in […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – April 14, 2016

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R)

Budget Process Kicks Into Gear With agreements on the framework of the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget, individual budget subcommittees have spent the past week putting together the details for spending plans for the various departments and agencies of Iowa’s government. Last week’s announcement of budget targets showed how the funds would be spread through […]

Weekly Update from Representative Vander Linden‏ – April 7, 2016

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R)

Iowa High Quality Health Care Initiative Oversight Consumer Protection, Outcome Achievement, Program Integrity Medicaid Modernization has full-time, comprehensive oversight in place, and this bill adds additional consumer protections and accountability measures to ensure patients are receiving the high quality health care that the state provides. The House GOP Plan: Requires an unprecedented amount of data […]

Sheets Snapshot – April 5, 2016

Rep. Larry Sheets (R) (photo by Don Hubbard)

Dear friends in District 80, Even though I’ve finished this report on April Fools Day, I really am telling the truth! The House and the Senate really did reached an agreement on Supplemental State Aid at 2.25%. This percentage translates to $153 Million out of $176 Million new money available to spend under the expenditure […]


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