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The Rozenboom Report – February 18, 2017

It’s been a busy week in the Iowa Senate as we did a couple bills on the floor for debate, and had several bills moving through our subcommittees and committees. Apart from the high profile, attention grabbing bills there are also smaller things we consider during the session. In my Natural Resources and Environment committee […]

Sheets Snapshot – February 16, 2017

This is clearly the most difficult Session I’ve been in. We have had a number of topics come up in the past couple weeks that have had passionate views on both sides of the issue. We started with passing State Supplemental State Aid (SSA) late into the night Monday (2/6) with an increase to K-12 […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – February 16, 2017

The Capitol has been busy and had a ton of activity this week. All the while, House Republicans kept pushing forward reforms that will benefit Iowa taxpayers. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing this session. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Iowa’s […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 10, 2017

We are already in week five and busy with committee work and the weeks feel like they have been going by fast. We are coming up on the first “Funnel Week” of this year’s session. This means all bills need to be through a committee in order to be considered for the rest of the […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – February 9, 2017

Spending and revenue are a major focus for House Republicans. We are looking to next year’s budget and letting all of you keep your hard earned money. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing this session. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. What […]

DeVos Confirmed As U.S. Education Secretary As Pence Breaks Tie

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but only after Vice President Mike Pence was called in to break a tie that threatened to defeat her. The tie-breaking vote, which Senate officials said was unprecedented to […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – February 2, 2017

School funding is the next upcoming issue for discussion. Republicans are working to live with in our means and provide a great education for all of Iowa’s students. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing this session. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. […]

Sheets Snapshot – February 2, 2017

This is going to be a much different Session than before because of the new Senate makeup. After all the ceremony, most of our efforts have been toward the cutting of the budget for this year. The revenues did not support the budget prepared last Session. We completed that work on Monday of this week. […]

Rozenboom Report – January 27, 2017

We are three weeks into the 2017 Legislative session, and some decisions are taking shape. The first order of business this year was to address the $118 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year. In the past few years, even though revenue continued to grow, Senate Democrats still spent taxpayer money in a way […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – January 26, 2017

The Committee process is well under way here at the Capitol. Bills are moving through and some will be debated next week. We are looking at every avenue possible in order to have a balanced budget, provide necessary services, and let Iowans keep their hard earned money. Below you will find some helpful information concerning […]

         

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