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Vander Linden – Capitol Update: April 5, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden EPA Announces it Will Put the Brakes on Obama-Era Rules On Monday, April 2, 2018, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would be modifying Obama administration’s going out the door rule update concerning motor-vehicle corporate fuel economy (CAFE) requirements that have stringent gas mileage rules that would […]

Ernst Holds Town Hall Question And Answer Session In Sigourney

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst at a town hall meeting in Sigourney, Iowa on April 3, 2018.

Sigourney, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst held a town hall meeting at the Sigourney Community Center on Tuesday. Ernst started off the question and answer session thanking the approximately 50 individuals for attending, considering the cold and rainy conditions. Jerry Henderson from West Liberty Iowa asked about the Farm Bill negotiations. Ernst said that […]

Andrew Ritland Announces Candidacy for Mahaska County Attorney

Mahaska County Courthouse

April 2, 2018 – Assistant Wapello County Attorney Andrew Ritland has announced he is running for the Republican nomination for Mahaska County Attorney. Current County Attorney James Blomgren has decided not to run for another term, creating a vacancy in the office. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction, […]

Ryan Believes Voters Are Looking For Other Choices

Nick Ryan is running as a Libertarian for Iowa House District 79.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa House 79 Candidate Nick Ryan has had an interest in politics and policy making for several years now. He’s been active with Republican campaigns and worked at fundraising for several conservative candidates. Ryan decided to step out of that shadow to tell his vision for Iowan’s. Voters in District 79 will […]

Keith Looks To Represent Iowa District 79

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Samantha Keith is running for the Iowa House District 79 in the wake of Guy Vander Linden’s retirement announcement. Keith is a Democrat in a highly Republican district and will be facing Republican Dustin Hite and Libertarian Nick Ryan. Keith said her desire to run comes from her long-time interest in politics, […]

Van Polen Seeks Mahaska County Treasurers Office

Connie Van Polen

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Connie Van Polen has been with the Mahaska County Treasurers Office for 23 years, and she’s running for Mahaska County Treasurer after Sone Scott announced her retirement. Van Polen was hired by Arlene Tucker in 1995 and was appointed to accounting deputy in 1996. Sone Scott promoted Van Polen to First Deputy […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 30, 2018

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

by Ken Rozenboom In the Legislature As the month of March comes to an end, history tells us thunderstorms will soon be rolling across our state. Therefore, Governor Kim Reynolds declared this week as Severe Weather Awareness week in Iowa. The tremendous power of strong winds, and the sovereignty of the One who sends them, […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: March 29, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden Skyrocketing Cost of Backfilling Local TIF’s with State Dollars The House Appropriations Committee is beginning to look at a subject not easily understood and rarely discussed in the Iowa Capitol – the cost of the Tax Increment Financing program to the state budget. The TIF program was established in 1992 as […]

Ray Gasser Seeks Iowa Ag Secretary Position

Ray Gasser (R)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa’s Ag Secretary Bill Northey has recently been appointed as Under Secretary at the USDA. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Mike Naig to that position. Ray Gasser has tossed his hat into the Republican ring for that position, citing all the experiences that he has in agriculture as the primary motivator. Gasser […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 23, 2018

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

by Ken Rozenboom In the Legislature Following the second major legislative deadline of the year, much of our time on the Senate floor was spent sending bills between the House and Senate, and moving legislation to the governor. We continue to work on tough issues, including affordable health care coverage for Iowans. We have worked […]


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