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Update From the House for District 80

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

by Rep. Holly Brink Hello Friends, I want to say thank you for all those who attended the legislative forums in Albia and Centerville this past Saturday to see Senator Rozenboom and myself. I greatly appreciate you all coming to share your questions and concerns about issues and legislation that affects our communities. I hope […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 15, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Sen. Ken Rozenboom It’s become obvious to me that the best way to speed winter along is to work in the Iowa Senate…the weeks just fly by! We’re already five weeks into the session, and I expect the session to last less than our normal target of 15 to 16 weeks. So we probably […]

Hite Capitol Update: 02/14/19

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-District 79)

by Rep. Dustin Hite Another busy week has flown by at the Statehouse, and Iowa’s lawmakers are hard at work. Education spending once again was a top priority in the House.That is why earlier this week the House passed its first couple bills of this Session, both of which set education funding for the year. […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – February 8, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Ken Rozenboom Education funding is always a big topic of discussion during the first weeks of each legislative session. This week we started the process for setting an education budget for the next fiscal year. Senate File 172, which sets supplemental state aid (SSA) and Senate File 171, which is the transportation/per pupil equity […]

Hite Capitol Update – February 8, 2019

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-District 79)

by Dustin Hite We are just wrapping up week four of session from the Statehouse in Des Moines. This week was similar to the last, with many bills passing through subcommittee and committee. I had the honor of chairing two subcommittees this week. The first was for House Study Bill 29. This legislation would allow […]

Holly Brink Update From the House for District 80 – February 7, 2019

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

by Holly Brink Hello Friends, Things have been revving up here in Des Moines as we are approaching our first funnel week. During funnel week, bills will either be tabled indefinitely or passed through committee so we can better plan our debates in the following weeks. That being said, I have been working with my […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – February 4, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

By the time you read this I hope the polar vortex has moved further north where it belongs. I don’t know about you, but I find myself thankful for warm homes and vehicles that allowed me to reach the Capitol this week. Subcommittee work has taken most of my time this last two weeks. It’s […]

Iowa Should Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol

The Iowa Capitol

by Senator Joe Bolkcom Ending Iowa Marijuana Prohibition will reduce harm to residents, save tax dollars, and create Iowa jobs, businesses and additional revenue (Des Moines) State Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City today announced he is preparing legislation to end marijuana prohibition in Iowa. “Marijuana prohibition in Iowa has failed and we need a […]

Update From the House for District 80

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

Hello Friends, Even through extremely low temperatures, the Iowa Legislature and I have braved the cold and continue to keep at our work. First, I want to thank everyone who came to the Eggs & Issues forum at Smokey Row this past Saturday. I appreciate meeting with you all to discuss issues and legislation that […]

Hite Capitol Update: 01/31/19

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-District 79)

Hello once again from the Statehouse. Although the cold weather forced many businesses, schools, and services to close, the Representatives in the Iowa House came to work to continue creating good policy for the people. I hope you all remained safe and warm during this time, and I assure you this weekend promises warmer temps. […]

       

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