Category archives for: Politics

The Rozenboom Report – January 26, 2018

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

by Ken Rozenboom In this newsletter I’m pleased to announce that a significant piece of legislation, Senate File 512, passed the Iowa House this week, and was sent down to the governor’s office for her signature. The 2012 introduction of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy is the driving force behind SF512. This nutrient reduction plan calls […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: January 25th, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden Are Higher Taxes the Answer to State Revenue Problems? Not So Far For Three States Some advocates are trying to use sluggish revenue growth in Iowa as the launching pad to increasing taxes for various priorities. But a survey of three states that raised taxes last year shows that this approach […]

The Rozenboom Report – January 20, 2018

by Ken Rozenboom Now that we are in the second week, we’ve started our work in the subcommittee and committee process. We have been listening to presentations in our committees, and meeting with many groups and departments to discuss funding and priorities for the year. Wednesday was Iowa Veterans Day at the Capitol and I […]

Sheets Snapshot – January 18, 2018

by Larry Sheets Dear friends in House District 80, The first two weeks in this session were the same as in the last 5 years; Governor’s Condition of the State Speech, The Chief Justice’s State of the Judiciary, and the National Guard’s Adjutant General on the State of our National Guard. There will be no […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: January 18th, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden January 18th, 2018 The first two weeks of the 2018 legislative session are complete, and House Republicans are focusing on a few key issues this session. Tax reform, water quality, and education will be at the forefront of Republican legislation this year. We aim to put more money in the pockets […]

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

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

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 […]


Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google
Log in | Copyright by Oskaloosa News