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GOP: Expanding the Focus

February 3, 2017
GOP: Expanding the Focus

Expanding the Focus As we wrap up our fourth full week of session, our attention remains steady on setting Supplemental School Aid (SSA), and the broader school funding conversation. As stated in last week’s newsletter, House Republicans want to expand the discussion beyond percentages, and keep other key issues at the forefront such as allowing…

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GOP: More Flexibility

February 3, 2017
GOP: More Flexibility

More Flexibility Ever since I’ve served in the Iowa House, one of my favorite days during the legislative session is when FFA students come to visit.  On Tuesday, the entire Capitol was flooded with kids in blue jackets from all over the state, visiting with their elected officials!  I was lucky enough to have a…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – February 2, 2017

A new version of the February 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter-2-2-17 In this edition: How Iowa’s Ending Balance Has Been Used Legislative Budget Work Now Turns to FY 2018, As Size of Budget Pie is Set Adjusting Iowa’s Tax Credits is Not A…

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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

February 1, 2017
GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Week 4 Forum

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GOP: Making Progress

January 27, 2017
GOP: Making Progress

Making Progress  When the Iowa Legislature adjourned last year, we passed a budget that was balanced based on revenue projections. Over the course of the first six months of the fiscal year, revenue has increased, but it did so at a much slower rate than anticipated. When we returned this year, it became our first…

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GOP: Reaching Agreement and Moving Forward

January 27, 2017
GOP: Reaching Agreement and Moving Forward

Reaching Agreement and Moving Forward I had many visitors stop by my office this week including Brad Barber, a small business owner from Clear Lake, and Heather Englin, who works for the American Cancer Society in Waterloo.  It’s always great to see people from back home as well as the various groups visiting the Capitol…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 26, 2017

A new version of the January 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing:  Click the link below to view the PDF version: Caucus Newsletter 1-26-17 House Democrats “Fact Check” is Low Energy Effort Districts Honored for Closing Achievement Gaps Annual Condition of Education Report is Available Iowa’s Voting Laws Leave Room for Error All House Republican…

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GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

January 26, 2017
GOP: Weekend Forum Schedule

Week 3 forum

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GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-01-20 13:00:06

January 20, 2017
GOP: Iowa House Republicans 2017-01-20 13:00:06

Smaller, Smarter Government  On Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day off gave us a chance to reflect on the first week of session and gear up for week two. Even with a shortened week, we were able to make serious progress on budget negotiations and other…

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GOP: New Beginnings

January 20, 2017
GOP: New Beginnings

New Beginnings On Monday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor a great American that dedicated his life to fighting against discrimination.  As I reflected on Dr. King’s contributions to our country, I ran across this quote from him that really stood out to me: “The time is always right to do what…

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