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Hite Capitol Update

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite This week was the second funnel, which means a bill must make it through committee in the other chamber in order for it to be alive for the session. It also means that it is the last week of committee meetings, with the exception of Ways and Means and Appropriations. These two […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 2nd, 2021

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

by Ken Rozenboom This week we received more good news about Iowa and the economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Iowa’s economy grew 6.3 percent in the last few months of 2020, faster than many of our neighboring states. Coupled with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, this is great news […]

Update From the House for District 80 – April 1st, 2021

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

by Holly Brink Week 12 Update Hello Friends, Happy Easter! I hope this holiday weekend is full of joy for you and your families. Here at the legislature it has been a chaotic week, as it is the second funnel which I will explain further below. After this week, the legislature will look very different […]

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 11 Update Hello Friends, I am again so honored to be serving you in the legislature. This week contained several long days of debate, including Wednesday’s debate which lasted until past 1 AM Thursday morning. On those days I just remind myself of how important it is to ensure that we […]

Hite Capitol Update – March 26th, 2021

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite This was another busy week in the House. We dealt with a range of topics from CDL testing to ABLE accounts for Iowans on Medicaid and SSI. Two bills that passed the House this week were second chance legislation. This year, the Iowa House again took the first step in amending the […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 26th, 2021

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

by Ken Rozenboom Last Friday the Revenue Estimating Conference met. This process gives us final revenue projections as we start preparing our budgets for the next fiscal year. Because of the pro-growth policies we have continued to pass throughout the last several years, Iowa has seen economic growth even through these last several months, and […]

Hite Capitol Update – March 20, 2021

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite Week 10 of the legislative session was another busy week of floor debate in the House. Among the bills considered, I floor managed House File 744 which passed the House with strong bipartisan support. HF 744 protects students and teachers’ First Amendment rights, encourages universities to have open discourse on different viewpoints, […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 19, 2021

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R)

by Ken Rozenboom Social media is the public square of the 21st century, and Iowans who use those social media platforms have first amendment rights to voice their thoughts and opinions, even if the CEOs of Silicon Valley disagree with those thoughts and opinions. Not only do the tech giants determine what kind of content […]

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 10 Update Hello Friends, This will be a shorter newsletter this week as I want to jump straight into two of the most important pieces of legislation we voted on this week in the Iowa House. Both topics are things that I have heard from so many of you, that you […]

Hite Capitol Update – March 12th, 2021

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite This week in the legislature we were busy with floor debate on a number of bills. A bill I authored, HF 626, passed off the House floor Monday night. I introduced this bill to address the terrible federal program of redlining, a program whereby banks were discouraged from making loans in black […]

         

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