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Rozenboom Report (1/23/2015)

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

This has been a short week at the Capitol due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. My colleague Senator Brad Zaun took a moment Wednesday morning to commend our former State Senator and current US Senator Joni Ernst. Senator Ernst delivered the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union response, which […]

Sheets Snapshot 1-22-2015

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

Dear friends in District 80, thank you for the election win last November. First I want to express my deep sorrow in losing a fellow Representative who had earned my highest esteem and respect, Dwayne Alons. I miss him. The first week of Session was a parade of ceremonies. It began with the swearing in […]

Monica Vernon Launches Congressional Campaign

Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, Monica Vernon was in Oskaloosa on Sunday talking with supporters.

CEDAR RAPIDS – Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tempore Monica Vernon today announced her candidacy for Congress in Iowa’s First District. Vernon, who distinguished herself by leading and coordinating flood recovery efforts in Cedar Rapids in 2008 as well as leading the charge to build a shelter for homeless women and children, has […]

Congressman Dave Loebsack Sworn In For 5th Term

Loebsack sworn in 2015

Washington D.C. – In a press release on the day Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in for his 5th term in office, he pledged “to continue the fight to grow the economy, expand the middle class and make education available to everyone.” Congressman Loebsack began serving in congress in 2007, and serves as Iowa’s Second […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update 1/15/2015

Vander Linden

December Revenue Report Shows Growth Iowa’s tax receipts experienced a major rebound in revenue growth during December, according to the Legislative Services Agency. State revenue in December was $109.8 million higher than the amount taken in during December 2013. This increase raised the revenue growth through the first six months of Fiscal Year 2015 to […]

Gov. Terry E. Branstad delivers his inaugural address

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is sworn in on Friday for a 6th term as Iowa Governor. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today delivered his inaugural address after taking the oath of office to serve his sixth non-consecutive term as Iowa’s governor. This is the governor’s seventh inauguration – one as lt. governor and six as governor. U.S. Charles Grassley, our new U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Governor Chris Christie, […]

Lt. Gov. Reynolds delivers her inaugural address

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds took her oath of office on Friday to start her second term in that role. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today delivered her inaugural address after taking the oath of office to serve her second term as Iowa’s lieutenant governor. A photo of Reynolds can be found here. The following is the Lt. Governor’s inaugural address, as prepared for delivery: Governor and First Lady, Senator Grassley, Senator […]

Rep. Vander Linden Sworn in to the Iowa House

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) is seen here signing the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 86th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol.

(DES MOINES)— Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) is seen here signing the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 86th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol. During the session, Vander Linden can be reached at or through the House switchboard at (515) 281-3221. The swearing in ceremony of all […]

Iowa State Auditor Candidate Jon Neiderbach Looks To “Shake Up Iowa Government”

Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The road to office is paved with handshakes, smiles and conversations over a cup of coffee. Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D) is no different than those other candidates seeking office. The campaign to become state auditor isn’t filled with high dollars, high drama or a media spotlight and the scrutiny […]

Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) & Ann Wagner (R-MO) Campaign for Dr. Miller-Meeks

Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks at a recent fund-raiser in Iowa City.

Two Day Visit With Stops In Bettendorf, Mt. Pleasant, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, & Iowa City OTTUMWA, IOWA – Today, Dr. Miller-Meeks is proud to announce that Representatives Diane Black, R-Tennessee & Ann Wagner, R-Missouri will be joining her on the campaign trail this Wednesday and Thursday for stops across Iowa’s Second Congressional District. “I’m delighted that […]

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