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Sheets Snapshot – April 24, 2017

by Rep. Larry Sheets I’m told there’s a light at the end of the tunnel – I hope it’s not a train coming in the opposite direction! This has been the most difficult Session in my experience. Regardless, Session will end soon with a number of significant accomplishments. They include: Deappropriations of budgets to match […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – April 13, 2017

by Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R) This week House Republicans expanded your personal rights and protected others. We continue to work on the budget and make choices that balance government necessity and your pocketbooks. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing. What HF 517 Does and Does Not […]

Rozenboom Report – April 7, 2017

We have spent much of the 2017 Legislative session rolling back burdensome regulations and modernizing old legislation to create an environment of economic growth in our state for job creators. Not every piece of legislation draws front page news coverage or results in the addition of hundreds of jobs overnight. However, over time the bills […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – April 6, 2017

This week House Republicans presented budget projections that prioritize education and the necessary services provided by our government. We also took steps to make sure that legislators have to follow the same rules you do for your personal insurance. This budget takes a responsible and thoughtful approach to spending in recognition that revenue may continue […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 31, 2017

This week the Senate passed SF 360 unanimously, expanding Iowa’s Safe Haven law. The Safe Haven Act is a law that allows parents, or another person who has the parent’s authorization, to leave an infant up to 14 days old at a “safe haven” without fear of prosecution for abandonment. All states have safe haven […]

Sheets Snapshot – March 30, 2017

I am looking forward to a break in the political climate. The stress levels have broken all records and it’s not exactly “E pluribus unum” here in Des Moines, or in Washington DC. We have tried to make Iowa a safer place with the passage of HF 261, the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Bill, and […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 30, 2017

The Capitol was buzzing with activity this week as the second funnel came to an end. Bills had to be voted out of a committee by the end of this week in order to see floor action, so House Republicans prioritized legislation that put Iowans first. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some […]

County Auditors’ Task Force recommendations included in Election Modernization and Integrity Act

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate worked in concert with the Iowa State Association of County Auditors to include their recommendations in the Election Modernization and Integrity Act. House File 516, passed by the Iowa House on March 9, includes 10 of the 11 recommendations. Secretary Pate is working to include the […]

Rozenboom Report – March 24, 2017

A number of bills passed through the Senate this week including HF 577, which prohibits the Board of Medicine from disciplining a physician solely on their recommendation of a treatment for Lyme disease. This allows patients to get the treatment they need in our state instead of having to travel elsewhere to get treated. The […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 23, 2017

House Republicans kept charging forward with our pro-taxpayer agenda. We have also passed legislation giving more control back to our local school districts. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing you may have. State Budget Outlook The State Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week and lowered expected […]


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