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Ryan Binkley Stops By Oskaloosa To Hear Voter’s Thoughts And Concerns

Ryan Binkley stopped in Oskaloosa on May 25th, 2023.

May 26th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Ryan Binkley, a Republican running for his party’s nomination to become the next President, stopped by Smokey Row Coffee in Oskaloosa Thursday morning. As is typically the case early on during the caucus cycle, crowds are smaller, but those voters who make it can engage with candidates in a […]

The Rozenboom Report – May 5th, 2023

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

by Senator Ken Rozenboom The 2023 legislative session ended this Thursday at 12:04 PM, and it was another remarkable year for those of us that believe in limited, pro-growth government. Our 2024 budget allocates $8.517 billion for the next budget year, spending only 88.25% of ongoing revenue. This stands in stark contrast to the disgusting […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Fulfilling Our Commitment to Lower the National Debt

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

by Mariannette Miller-Meeks The American people deserve to know that Congress is taking the responsible route and finding real solutions to lower the deficit. In a time of record inflation and turmoil on the international stage, it’s incredibly important that a pathway is laid out for a reasonable budget moving forward. Last week, House Republicans […]

Wrapping Up the Legislative Session: Focusing on the State Budget

Under Iowa's Golden Dome.

by Helena Hayes As the 2023 legislative session comes to a close, things are slowing down around the Capitol. Almost all of the focus has turned to the state budget for fiscal year 2024, which is required to be passed before the Legislature can adjourn “sine die,”(meaning “without another day”) referring to the last adjournment […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 21st, 2023

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

by Senator Ken Rozenboom Iowans all across the state have been looking for property tax relief, especially with the arrival of new assessments over the last few weeks. Senate File 569 gets at the core of rising property taxes and offers property taxpayers real, permanent relief. The bill passed the Iowa Senate on a 48-1 […]

Bill In The Iowa Legislature Looks To Establish Apprenticeship Program

The legislative session has just started under Iowa's golden dome (photo by D.Hubbard)

by Rep. Helena Hayes A new bill to establish Iowa’s Registered Apprenticeship Program is making its way through the Iowa Legislature. Here is a summary of Senate File 318 and the program it establishes: ● Establishes the Iowa Office of Apprenticeship within the Department of Workforce Development. ● The duties of the office would have […]

House Approves Changes To Regulations On Large Animal Vets

The Iowa Capitol

Large Animal Veterinarians House File 670, which passed the House this week, proposes some changes to Iowa’s regulations on the practice of veterinary medicine. In the wake of a shortage of large animal veterinarians in our agriculturally focused state, this legislation seeks to address some key points of the issue. Why does Iowa lack large […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 7th, 2023

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Senator Ken Rozenboom Following the second major legislative deadline for bills last week, during week thirteen we worked with the House on compromises and where we can find agreement on legislation. This week Governor Reynolds signed SF 514, the state government alignment and reorganization bill. This bill was the first major reorganization of Iowa […]

State Budget & Property Taxes

Under Iowa's Golden Dome.

by Helena Hayes Residents across the state are receiving updated assessments and property tax rates in their mailboxes this week. Many are higher than ever before, leaving Iowans worried. I hope to address some questions and provide some information about how the state budget and current legislation affects how much you pay. How are property […]

GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON MAKES DECISION ON 2024

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Governor Asa Hutchinson, former governor of Arkansas and official in President George W. Bush’s administration, has made a decision regarding his intentions in the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary. “After many conversations with Americans across this great country, I have decided to seek the Presidency of the United States of America,” said Gov. […]

               

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