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The Rozenboom Report – March 26th, 2021

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

by Ken Rozenboom Last Friday the Revenue Estimating Conference met. This process gives us final revenue projections as we start preparing our budgets for the next fiscal year. Because of the pro-growth policies we have continued to pass throughout the last several years, Iowa has seen economic growth even through these last several months, and […]

Hite Capitol Update – March 20, 2021

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite Week 10 of the legislative session was another busy week of floor debate in the House. Among the bills considered, I floor managed House File 744 which passed the House with strong bipartisan support. HF 744 protects students and teachers’ First Amendment rights, encourages universities to have open discourse on different viewpoints, […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 19, 2021

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R)

by Ken Rozenboom Social media is the public square of the 21st century, and Iowans who use those social media platforms have first amendment rights to voice their thoughts and opinions, even if the CEOs of Silicon Valley disagree with those thoughts and opinions. Not only do the tech giants determine what kind of content […]

Update From the House for District 80

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

by Holly Brink Week 10 Update Hello Friends, This will be a shorter newsletter this week as I want to jump straight into two of the most important pieces of legislation we voted on this week in the Iowa House. Both topics are things that I have heard from so many of you, that you […]

Hite Capitol Update – March 12th, 2021

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite This week in the legislature we were busy with floor debate on a number of bills. A bill I authored, HF 626, passed off the House floor Monday night. I introduced this bill to address the terrible federal program of redlining, a program whereby banks were discouraged from making loans in black […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 12th, 2021

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R)

by Ken Rozenboom Before I review the week’s activity in the Senate I want to mention the great news we received this week as we learned that Iowa is ranked number one in the country for opportunity according to US News & World Report. This rating specifically measures affordability, economic opportunity and equality. Expanding opportunities […]

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, The first funnel is over, so we have entered into a new season of the session. The only committees that met this week were Ways and Means, Appropriations, and Government Oversight. A large focus this week was given towards passing dozens of bipartisan bills in debate every day. Those […]

Iowa House Republicans Pass Bill to Expand Injury Coverage for Law Enforcement and Firefighters

The Iowa Capitol

(DES MOINES) — On Thursday, March 11, Iowa House Republicans passed House File 797 to expand the injuries covered under the 411 system for law enforcement and firefighters. Under current law, 411 law enforcement officers and firefighters are covered if they sustain a single-instance injury while on the job. However, they are not covered if […]

Reps. Brink, Hite Vote in Support of COVID Relief Package, Providing $128M in Tax Relief for Individuals, Businesses

The legislative session has just started under Iowa's golden dome (photo by D.Hubbard)

(DES MOINES) — On March 3, 2021, Representative Holly Brink (R-Oskaloosa) of House District 80 and Rep. Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) of House District 79 voted in support of a COVID-19 relief package, Senate File 364 with an amendment, to deliver $128 million in tax relief to Iowa taxpayers and businesses affected by COVID-19. SF […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 5th, 2021

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

by Sen Ken Rozenboom The eighth week of this year’s session was the first “funnel week” in the legislature. For us this means that all Senate policy bills must have passed through committee in order to be considered for the rest of the year. Next week will include some committee meetings, but the focus will […]

                 

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