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Hubbell Starts Off General Election In Oskaloosa

Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Fred Hubbell speaks to supporters and interested individuals at Smokey Row on Saturday morning.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The town square of Oskaloosa, and the friendly confines of Smokey Row have hosted many candidates that seek higher office. Nearly every presidential candidate over the past decade has made the stop. The race to serve as Iowa’s next governor started off for Iowa Democratic Nominee Fred Hubbell as he got his […]

Paul DeGeest announces candidacy for Mahaska County supervisor

Paul DeGeest, former Mahaska County sheriff, is seeking election in the June 5 Mahaska County supervisor primary election. DeGeest is a lifelong Mahaska County resident and started working for the Mahaska County sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1977. Once promoted to chief deputy he was in charge of investigations for 18 years. DeGeest was […]

Registration Deadline For Early Voting Is May 25, 2018

The voter registration deadline to register early to vote for the upcoming Primary Election is Friday, May 25, 2018. According to Mahaska County Auditor, Susan L. Brown, the Auditor’s Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on that day. If you are mailing a voter registration form, it must be postmarked on […]

Sheets Snapshot – Goodbye Snapshot

by Larry Sheets Goodbye dear friends in District 80, We are ending this session by providing tax cuts to all but 4% of the population. We are making it illegal to sell aborted baby body parts in Iowa. Further, we have passed a bill that declares life exists at least by the time a heartbeat […]

Loebsack Has Coffee And Conversation With Constituents

Verna Bolibaugh wanted to know why Republicans and Democrats don't work together to get things done.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa’s 2nd Congressional Representative Dave Loebsack was in Oskaloosa during the noon hour to meet with, and talk with constituents about what was on their minds. Loebsack walked from table to table greeting many, ending up at the table of Verna Bolibaugh. “When are the Republicans and the Democrats going to work […]

A Final Goodbye

  Session is wrapping up here in Des Moines. We still have several necessary bills to pass before we all get home, but I would like to send a final farewell to all of you who have supported me throughout my legislative career. It has been an honor to represent the people of District 79. […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 13, 2018

And who knows? Perhaps one of these children from Oskaloosa will grow to be an astronaut too! On Tuesday, visitors from an Oskaloosa homeschooling coop came to meet me. One of my most enjoyable activities is to visit with students and their parents from my district when they come to visit the Iowa Capitol. (submitted photo)

by Ken Rozenboom IN THE LEGISLATURE Greetings from the beautiful Iowa State Capitol! We are fast approaching April 17, the 100th day of the legislative session, meaning the end of the 87th General Assembly must be getting close. The capitol is getting a little quieter, with fewer and fewer visitors. But there is still important […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: April 12, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden Sales Tax Exemption on Textbooks Clears House Committee House Study Bill 683 provides a sales tax exemption for college textbooks starting this July. The bill exempts instructional materials and requires that those materials be required for a class at a post-secondary institution located in Iowa. The bill defines instructional materials as […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 7, 2018

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

by Ken Rozenboom Everyone is quietly anticipating the end of the 2018 session as negotiations on tax reform and appropriations between the two chambers are continuing. As we begin to think about adjournment, I’d like to reflect on some important accomplishments signed by the governor this week: The “Health Care Savings and Associations Expansion Bill” […]

Sheets Snapshot – April 5, 2018

by Larry Sheets Iowa GOP leaders ‘very close’ to setting budget targets but issues on how to deliver tax relief and fund priorities in a sustainable way are standing in the way of starting the process for shutting down the current session. This work is closely tied to intended tax cuts for 2019. The House […]

     

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