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The Rozenboom Report – May 27th, 2022

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

by Senator Ken Rozenboom I thank all of you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate for the last ten years. Due to redistricting, old Senate District 40 doesn’t exist anymore. I do look forward to continuing to represent some of you in new Senate District 19. For my final newsletter of […]

The Dickey Dispatch – May 27th, 2022

The Iowa Capitol

by Senator Adrian Dickey Sine Die. For the second year in a row, we have found ourselves at the Capitol longer than we were scheduled to be. At times it was challenging, however, it was done with resolve by the Republican Senate to stay true to our beliefs and to do what is right for […]

The Dickey Dispatch – April 29th, 2022

The Iowa Capitol

by Senator Adrian Dickey As most of you are aware, my main focus this session has been our workforce and re-employment concerns. Several times this session, I have talked about these issues, largely about HF 2355. This week the House and Senate found a compromise in updating Iowa’s unemployment insurance program. HF 2355 changed the […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 15th, 2022

District 40 Senator Ken Rozenboom talks during Saturday's Eggs & Issues

by Senator Ken Rozenboom At this point in the legislative session we start saying goodbye to retiring Senators. Redistricting led to a higher number of retirements this year than we normally expect. Retiring members were thanked for their service, and members from both parties shared stories about their service together. From my perspective, the 2022 […]

The Dickey Dispatch – April 15th, 2022

The Iowa Capitol

by Senator Adrian Dickey As the 2022 session comes to a close, it has been a great success from passing historic tax relief to protecting girls’ sports, but more work remains to be done before session adjourns. One of those issues is addressing the workforce shortage affecting nearly every industry in Iowa. The governor introduced […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 8th, 2022

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

by Senator Ken Rozenboom As we moved towards the scheduled adjournment of April 19, this week the Senate passed a number of policy bills. The final weeks of session are also the time for state budgets for the next fiscal year to be developed, negotiated, and adopted. Senate Republicans have been and remain committed to […]

The Dickey Dispatch – April 8th, 2022

The Iowa Capitol

by Senator Adrian Dickey This week was the first real sign that things in the Capitol are starting to slow down. While there are a lot of major issues yet to be resolved, this week provided a feeling that the House and the Senate are starting to position themselves to negotiate through some of these […]

Hite Capitol Update – April 8th, 2022

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite This week has been another busy week at the Statehouse. On Tuesday night, the House passed the final two budget bills necessary to complete its initial work on the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. This annual task was completed as the Health & Human Services and the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) appropriations […]

The Dickey Dispatch – April 1st, 2022

The Iowa Capitol

by Senator Adrian Dickey While this week there was a lot of activity and much legislation that was discussed and voted upon, I am going to focus on two things that I have received a lot of emails on this year: Bottle bill and school choice. For years, legislation known as the “Bottle Bill” has […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 1st, 2022

Iowa Senator Ken Rozenboom talked about water quality and road funding at Saturday's Eggs & Issues on Saturday.

by Senator Ken Rozenboom Our main focus of this week was floor debate. Even after ten years in the Senate it amazes me how wide-ranging our discussions are in the legislature. This week we discussed many issues, including where fireworks can be sold, estate trusts, wind energy property tax, zoning commissions, taking fur-bearing animals for […]

               

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