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Rozenboom Report (4/11/2014)

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

by Sen. Ken Rozenboom Traditionally, voting on the department budget bills signals the end of a Legislative session. The budget process lasts through much of the session. This year, the process was tweaked to move things along faster than in past sessions. House Republicans and Senate Democrats sat down together and worked on joint budget […]

Rozenboom Report (4/4/2014)

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

by Ken Rozenboom We have just completed the twelfth week of the legislative session. It’s disappointing to me that we seem to have gotten off track with finishing up the work we have to do. Our colleagues in the Senate majority appear to be far more interested in scoring political points in an election year […]

Sheets Snapshot April 3

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

by Larry Sheets This is a season of hurry up and wait. The House passes a large list of Bills and then must wait on the Senate to do their work. HF475 Bill allows any peace officer in the state the power to request a warrant for a GPS Bug. I stood up and spoke […]

Candidates Set For June Primary

Voting Booth

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 2014 election is months away, but the process of selecting tomorrows leaders will take a big step on June 3rd when voters whittle the field of candidates down. Locally, in Mahaska County there are 4 candidates for two county supervisor seats currently held by Greg Gordy and Mark Doland. Gordy didn’t […]

Rozenboom Report (3/27/2014)

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

by Ken Rozenboom While Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and an Iowa delegation attended the unveiling of the Norman Borlaug statue Tuesday in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, several Republican state senators paid tribute to the Iowan at the Iowa State Capitol. Tuesday, March 25 would have been Dr. Borlaug’s 100th birthday. […]

Sheets Snapshot – 3-20-2014

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

by Rep. Larry Sheets The House and Senate have reached agreement on an overall general fund budget plan. Next year’s general fund budget will spend $6.97 billion, or 99.8% of on-going state revenue. This plan fully funds the property tax credits including the homestead, elderly and disabled, military and ag-land tax credits. It also fully-funds […]

Tom Hoefling challenges Terry Branstad to five debates over Iowa’s future

The Iowa Capitol

2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Hoefling today challenged incumbent Governor Terry Branstad to a series of five debates in the run up to the June 3rd primary. His proposal includes four smaller events hosted and organized by willing county GOP organizations within the four congressional districts, and would culminate in a large venue debate hosted […]

Narcisse To Challenge S.O.S. Decision‏

Candidate for Iowa Governor, Jonathan Narcisse (D).

Narcisse For Governor Campaign 2014 Will Dispute Elections Director Petition Rejections DES MOINES, IOWA | MARCH 15, 2014 – At 12:31 p.m. today Sarah G. Reisetter, Director of Elections for the Iowa Secretary of State sent an email stating her office was rejecting enough submitted petitions to disqualify Jonathan Ray Narcisse’s nomination for the June […]

Rozenboom Report (3/14/2014)

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

by Ken Rozenboom After nine weeks and the second funnel now behind us, a couple things have become very clear – Senate Democrats are determined to push for more spending and expanding the scope of government. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are working on issues impacting Iowa families and pushing for legislation that strengthens our economy, fosters […]

Rozenboom Report (3/7/2014)

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

by Sen. Ken Rozenboom There have been many discussions regarding Iowa’s workforce this legislative session. However, one of the areas that should be receiving more attention than it has in the past several months is Iowa’s skilled worker shortage. Without question, there is a skilled worker void in our state. One way to narrow that […]

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