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Area Legislators Answer Questions From Their Constituents At Year’s First ‘Eggs and Issues’

State Senator Ken Rozenboom (R) speaks during Eggs and Issues. (February 22nd, 2020)

 by Ken Allsup January 22nd, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – A trio of Iowa legislators made the trip back into the confines of Smokey Row Coffee for the annual ‘Eggs and Issues’ forum that helps constituents connect with those who help make policy. Last year was disrupted by the COVID-19 virus and was held online, […]

Iowa Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Airport Case

The Iowa Supreme Court just moments after they heard oral arguments in the case of Site A Landowners and Mahaska County vs the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa.

by Ken Allsup January 20th, 2022 Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the litigation of court cases over the validity of an Iowa Code chapter 28E agreement between Mahaska County and the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa over creating a regional airport. The two cases contend that district court […]

Hite Capitol Update – January 20, 2022

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

This week marked the second week of the session.  The pomp and circumstances from the first week are done and we get down to the business of Iowans.  We had several committees and subcommittees this week, and I ran my first bill in committee for the session.  That bill, House Study Bill 526, which is […]

Update From the House for District 80 – January 20th, 2022

Holly Brink (submitted photo)

by Holly Brink Second Week on the Hill Hello all! It is week two here at the Statehouse, and we are getting down to business. We did not conven on Monday, Jan. 17th as it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The rest of the week was filled with several committee meetings and meetings with […]

Oskaloosa City Council Settles In With New Members

Oskaloosa City Hall

by Ken Allsup January 19th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in its 2nd regular session on Tuesday evening, after having a work session beforehand to be updated on construction at the new recreation center. After approval of the consent agenda that included items such as snow and ice removal at the […]

Day of Service Event a Success for OCSD Staff and Community

Oskaloosa Middle School staff assisted at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter on Monday (submitted photo)

by Mark Scholes On Monday, January 17, 102 school teachers in Oskaloosa Community School District and members of the High School National Honor Society volunteered a portion of their day in order to give something back to the many businesses and organizations in the community that have supported the school district in a number ways […]

Supervisors Authorize Grant Application For Connector Project

Mahaska County Courthouse

by Ken Allsup January 18th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met Monday, January 17th, 2022, in their second meeting of the new year. The Supervisors held their quarterly review with Carosh Compliance Solutions in their quarterly HIPAA review. During that review, Roger Shindell of Carosh Compliance said that in total, […]

Legal Battle Between Mahaska County And Emergency Management Continue

Mahaska County Supervisors lawsuit against Mahaska E911 Service Board and Mahaska County Emergency Management Commission.

by Ken Allsup January 17th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The legal battle between the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors and the Mahaska County Emergency Management Commission continues. A court date of January 28th, 2022, is now in place for a lawsuit filed by Mahaska County Emergency Management against Sue Brown as Auditor, and Supervisors Mark […]

The Rozenboom Report – January 14, 2022

Sen Ken Rozenboom talks about budgets and tax reform during Saturday's Egg's and Issues.

by Senator Ken Rozenboom The 2022 legislative session has officially begun. This first week includes speeches by the Governor, the Chief Justice, the Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard and legislative leaders. These speeches are important components of the legislative session, and they give us a preview of the goals of each caucus and […]

Update From the House for District 80

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

by Holly Brink Week One Update Hello Friends, As week one of the second half of the 89th General Assembly of Iowa ends, I want to recap just a few things that happened this week. I’m honored to be back at the Capitol serving the people of House District 6 in the Iowa House of […]


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