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Jacobs Touts Business Experience

Republican Senate Candidate Mark Jacobs made a campaign stop on Monday in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The race to be Iowas next senator is coming down to the point of thinning the herd, and businessman Mark Jacobs is one of the nearly half dozen Republicans seeking his party’s nomination. Jacobs addressed a group of 3 potential voters at Smokey Row on Monday at noon. In a conversation after […]

Rozenboom Report (4/18/2014)

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

by Ken Rozenboom Nearly two weeks have gone by since House File 2462, a bill that would protect Iowa workers and create a more transparent government, was passed in the Iowa House. During that time, the Senate majority party has talked endlessly about the need for more transparency in government and protecting workers. But they […]

Vander Linden Votes for Tuition Freeze for Iowa Students

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa)

(DES MOINES) – Tuesday, the Iowa House debated Senate File 2347 which funds the state’s education budget. This bill contains funding for Iowa’s community colleges, state universities, and the Iowa Tuition Grant, amongst other things. Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) supported the bill which included the funding necessary to freeze tuition for in-state students at […]

Sheets Snapshot 4/17

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

by Larry Sheets Dear friends, The House was ready to finish but the Bills are not forthcoming from the Senate. April 22 is the last day the taxpayers pay for our services, so I expect the Senate to drag it out that long. Last Monday the House debated a Bill concerning public employee settlements and […]

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 […]

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