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County Auditors’ Task Force recommendations included in Election Modernization and Integrity Act

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate worked in concert with the Iowa State Association of County Auditors to include their recommendations in the Election Modernization and Integrity Act. House File 516, passed by the Iowa House on March 9, includes 10 of the 11 recommendations. Secretary Pate is working to include the […]

Rozenboom Report – March 24, 2017

A number of bills passed through the Senate this week including HF 577, which prohibits the Board of Medicine from disciplining a physician solely on their recommendation of a treatment for Lyme disease. This allows patients to get the treatment they need in our state instead of having to travel elsewhere to get treated. The […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 23, 2017

House Republicans kept charging forward with our pro-taxpayer agenda. We have also passed legislation giving more control back to our local school districts. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing you may have. State Budget Outlook The State Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week and lowered expected […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 17, 2017

The Iowa Senate continued floor debate and voting on a number of bills this week including HF203, which allows state primary road funds to be allocated to secondary and municipal road systems in exchange for the state retaining all or a portion of federal aid road funds that would otherwise be allocated to counties and […]

Sheets Snapshot – March 16, 2017

Things have been very productive here at the Capital. We’ve made both small and significant changes to the Code. Last week, we passed an omnibus 2nd Amendment Bill on gun regulation reform. This Bill should allow law-abiding Iowans the freedom to exercise their gun rights more freely. We also passed a voter integrity and modernization […]

Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Improve Rural Wireless Coverage

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack introduced legislation today that would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish standards for collecting wireless coverage data. Currently, there are no standards that define how wireless coverage is determined, meaning that coverage maps can be incomplete or inaccurate. Without accurate coverage maps, resources needed to improve wireless […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 16, 2017

House Republicans continued their hard work to ensure that more of your money stays in your pockets. With the negative revenue forecast that came in this last week, we are taking a look at tax credits and other areas where we can save money and still keep taxes low. Below you will find some helpful […]

Vander Linden Supports Increased Flexibility for Schools

(DES MOINES) – On Wednesday the Iowa House debated and passed House File 564 and House File 565 which will provide school districts with more flexibility. House Files 564 and 565 both passed with bipartisan support, with Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) voting for both bills. “K-12 education is one of the state’s top priorities […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 13, 2017

My family and I send our thoughts and prayers to all affected by the storm events of the last week, and we hope you will join us in providing assistance to all those in need. The Governor issued a disaster proclamation for Appanoose, Muscatine, Scott and Wayne counties due to the severe weather. This means […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 9, 2017

The Iowa House was very busy debating on the floor this week, but in between debate we were able to accomplish some big things. The discussion of tax credits and their viability has started. House Republicans are working hard to ensure your money is used properly. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some […]

         

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